Fiction » Literature » Coming of age

Must I Weep for the Dancing Bear, and Other Stories
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 53,930. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2012 by Pleasure Boat Studio. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
These stories by Louis Phillips reinforce his reputation throughout his dozens of books of being imaginative, incisive, and entertaining. The voice here is that of a young man who is learning about life and about work. Phillips captures these formative years brilliantly, creating a coming-of-age collection of stories that will take you back to your own youth.
Paradise Squandered
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,650. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
(4.43 from 7 reviews)
Paradise Squandered is the story of Andrew Banks, a recent graduate of Puget Sound Prep and quite possibly the most directionless member of his graduating class. Andrew returns home from a graduation trip to Hawaii and resigns himself to going through the motions of his own life, until he overhears the disturbing truth of his father's death and instantly decides to leave home forever.
Just Remember to Breathe
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Series: Thompson Sisters, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,210. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Alex's life is following a script. The last thing she needs is to reconnect with the boy who broke her heart. Dylan returns from Afghanistan injured and knows that the one thing he cannot do is drag her into the mess of his life. When Dylan and Alex encounter reunite, they have to make new rules to keep from killing each other. The first rule is to never talk about how they fell in love.
Smoke Damage
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 77,630. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Smoke Damage is a work of narrative nonfiction whose heroine, a young mother raising children in a post-9/11 world, recounts growing up in circumstances where all that was stable and familiar change drastically, but in ways closer to home. When one parent retreats into chronic illness and alcoholism, the other takes on a secret lifestyle, leaving the narrator to cope with issues beyond her age
The Accidental Siren
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Price: Free! Words: 86,820. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(4.93 from 14 reviews)
Mara Lynn is the most beautiful girl in the world. James Parker is the ordinary boy who discovers her power. The Accidental Siren is a twisted fairytale about young love, growing up, and the frightening potential of infinite beauty.
Caroline and Harry
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,180. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Caroline’s a whore, or at least that’s what Harry thinks. When Caroline shows up at her ex-boyfriend Harry’s apartment she brings more than a new stain to his living room carpet as she tries to re-ignite a romance that was destroyed through years of drug abuse, sex with strangers, and insults that hurt worse than a rusty needle.
San Fran '60s: San Francisco and the Birth of the Hippies
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Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 60,260. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
San Francisco in the Sixties, the Summer of Love, the birth of the hippies, experience it for yourself in San Fran 60s, a collection of autobiographical short stories. This is the first time a participant has used the devices of literary fiction to put you there, living it. LSD and free love, Haight-Ashbury and the Hell’s Angels, the Hip and the Straight, it’s all here.
More Full of Weeping
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,010. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
From the grimy streets of 1920s Glasgow to the peat fires of the Outer Hebrides during the Great Depression, More Full of Weeping is the story of a boy called Hugh, a happy orphan who, in time, is taken in as a foster child on a Gaelic-speaking island off the Scottish coast. There he faces enemies, gains allies, and ultimately solves the mystery of his own parentage.
The Forty Watt Flowers
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 91,180. Language: American English. Published: August 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 1 review)
All Trisha wants to do is create something meaningful. Since she's living in Athens, Georgia, she finds four other women and The Forty Watt Flowers are formed. From the jock atmosphere of the garage where they rehearse to the beer-soaked bars where they gig, five young women struggle to find sanity in the mess of notes they try to play and the hiccups of their lives.
Children of the Missing
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,980. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
After joining up with a menacing gang, the kid enters a surreal world where violence is celebrated and the skills passed down by his father are rewarded. But when he discovers a gut wrenching secret that threatens his younger sister, the resulting bloodshed and turmoil launches their lives down a treacherous path that cannot be undone.
Sweet Southern Boys
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,350. Language: American English. Published: July 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Shelby, Randy, and John Mark have been best friends since grade school. The sons of close-knit families, they have been raised in small-town Georgia to be responsible, to revere God, and to love. But as seniors in high school, they are accused of unspeakable crimes, persecuted by the justice system and abandoned by their community. A coming of age story ... a tale of misandry run amok.
The Yellow Bar
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,910. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Meet the Reynaldos, a simple country family living happily on their farm in 1940s American Philippines. Good luck has bounced their way and the family is climbing out of rural poverty to become successful entrepreneurs. Life is swell until the Japanese invade and make them servants in their own house. Based on a true story.
Gman: A Mormon Spy Story
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 89,650. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2012 by North Star Books. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
The storyline flips the traditional spy thriller on its head. We don't get an urbane James Bond, we get Nephi Stevensen, a fresh-faced and intelligent Chinese language scholar living in tropical Singapore, somewhat shadily recruited to become an operative. Nephi is a deeply religious Mormon and struggles with his inner demons as he tries to learn spy-craft and about the need to kill.
The Mysteries, A Novel of Ancient Eleusis
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Price: Free! Words: 132,180. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Available for the first time complete in one volume. Previously published in two volumes as Daughter of Darkness and The Dadouchos. In 480 BC, fifteen-year-old Melaina's biggest worry, she thinks, is wishing to follow Artemis and remain virgin when her mother and grandfather want her to marry and became a priestess. But when the Persians invade, the gods themselves have plans for Melaina.
Canis Major
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 190,120. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
After seventeen-year-old Russell Whitford confronts and kills a rabid dog, he seeks to prevent the news from reaching the dog's owner, whose hair-trigger temper is well-known in the small town of Riley, Alabama.
Spacecraft
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Price: Free! Words: 76,690. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
This is not a book -it’s a scam. It’s the story of Nick, a seventeen year old weed-smoking, acid-eating, suburban nihilist dropout who accidentally stumbles across an idea that is truly revolutionary. In this text you will find arguments against art, money, sobriety, religion, education, and the rule of law.
Here
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Price: Free! Words: 61,220. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Twenty-four year-old Sam Henderson is asked to housesit La Porte Grise, a Gothic Revival mansion, and invites Michelle Lowery to stay with him. When Michelle keeps seeing a face staring out from a fourth floor window - a face belonging to someone no one can find or explain - Sam begins to ponder whether Michelle is losing her grip on reality or if La Porte Grise hides a secret all its own.
I Didn't Mean to be Kevin: a novel
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 56,150. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012 by OW Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Transgressional
Jackson Jacoby is a motherless twenty-two year old boy with only the support of his crazy ex-military Uncle Marve and a kindred motherless peer named Creg. Creg holds fast to the hope of one day reuniting with his mother while Jackson maintains that his own life is so much better off without all the baggage that comes along with being somebody’s son.
Butterfly Jar
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 70,070. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
(5.00 from 1 review)
With all the rhythm, poetry, and pain of a Black girl's childhood in South Central LA, Jalondra Davis tells the story of Tanis Sutton, who dreams of having happy parents, straight hair, and an ice-cream colored house on the west side of town. In this coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of the LA 92 riots, Tanis struggles with first boyfriends, schoolyard cliques, and family secrets.
The Cisco Kid in the Bronx
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,570. Language: American English. Published: June 20, 2012 by Hamilton Stone. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
In the Bronx, on a street called Rogers Place, Mario Ortega grows up remembering his childhood in Puerto Rico. We follow him into early manhood as he weaves the cultural strands of the past with those of an urban present in New York City.