Fiction » Literature » Coming of age

The Statue and the Stones
By Gerard O'Keeffe
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 105,150. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A young man seeking to build a life on Gran Canaria discovers that his own family history is tied up with his new home. From Northern Ireland during the Troubles to the tourist towns of the Canary Islands today, Gregory Sheridan follows a trail of love and betrayal, and family secrets kept through the generations...
Know Not Why: A Novel
By Hannah Johnson
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 112,650. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
0.75 star(4.71 from 7 reviews)
Howie gets a job at a hokey arts ‘n crafts store to meet girls. Instead, he meets Arthur. Sure, Arthur is smart and charming and has distractingly magnificent eyelashes, but there’s no getting away from one troublesome fact: he’s a dude. And Howie, who’s spent the past twenty-two years being strictly unexceptional, isn’t about to shake up his whole (mediocre) existence now. ... Right?
A Child Out Of Alcatraz
By Tara Ison
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,930. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012 by Foreverland Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
“Searingly original, brutal, unique. Tara Ison is unquestionably an important new voice in American fiction.” —Carolyn See, author of The Handyman “A fascinating and wonderfully evocative first novel about life on Alcatraz – seen through the eyes of a little girl growing up on the Rock in the 1950s. A compelling story, richly evoking a time and place.” —Kirkus Reviews
Summer Rain
By Jon Konrath
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 221,040. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
John Conner has lost his girlfriend, his job, a scholarship, and has been kicked out of college. Instead of retreating back to his parents’ basement and a life of mediocrity and factory labor, he decides to stay the summer in the college town of Bloomington, Indiana.
Some Lessons In Gaelic
By McCawley Grange
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 119,030. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2012 by Amolibros. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
When an eleven-year-old English boy arrives in Southern Ireland, walking on his hands and quoting Shakespeare, the natives begin to treat him with suspicion. The town he finds himself in is a small mid-century (1950) maelstrom of snobbery, nationalism, sexual repression and quaint quintessential Irish intolerance, presided over by a clergy, discharging duties of guidance and tutelage.
Growing up Wired
By David Wallace Fleming
Price: $3.46 USD. Words: 71,160. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(4.00 from 1 review)
How will romantic relationships withstand technology's offer of instant gratification? Growing up Wired - technology's dirty secrets - questioned and challenged.
Squirrel Eyes
By Scott S. Phillips
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,420. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Alvin Bandy, movie nut and would-be filmmaker, is alone in Hollywood after his girlfriend dumps him. He hatches a drunken plan to course-correct his life: travel to his hometown of Albuquerque to seek out his first girlfriend, Kelli, and do what he never did before: have sex with her. Kelli won't be had so easily, and gives Alvin a challenge that could either be his undoing or his salvation...
Lunch in Brooklyn
By Rebecca Moore
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,210. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Originally serialized in Sassy magazine, this is the full version of the story many readers have been waiting to finish since 1994. If you are an eighth grader, this book will make you glad to know other people have been there. If you are a former eighth grader, you’ll enjoy the trip.
Adult World
By Christopher Scott Grimaldi
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,480. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
On his eighteenth birthday, Brian Hartman takes a job at Adult World, a pornographic specialty store, and over several months before graduating high school not only receives quite an extra-curricular education, but also discovers that not all of the people in his life are who he thought they were - including his own mother.
Slow to Grow
By Lonny Cyrelle
Price: Free! Words: 78,960. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Laced with self deprecating humor and laced with a healthy dose of pathos, the novel, Slow to Grow, follows Lloyd Kulligan as he matures (slowly) over the course of 25 years from a lonely sex starved teenager to a middle aged married man (and still sex starved.
Flyer: A Novel
By Judith McAllister
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 89,490. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2012 by Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
FLYER is a story about beating the odds... Jack Neely wants to learn to fly and runs away from an abusive home bound for the Curtiss Flying School. Ace birdman Wiley McCullough takes him under his wing. Jack learns to fly as he learns to love Curtiss’ spunky daughter, Jenny. But fate and friendship intervene, luring him across the Atlantic and into the tracer-filled skies of World War I.
A Dream Away
By Frank Drury
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,890. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
A story about a woman suffering with bipolar disorder who desperately tries to gain custody of a 15 year old daughter she gave up for adoption many years ago at birth.
Zac and the Reluctant Prince, Book 1 of Prince David series
By Wilson James
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,050. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
David is suddenly the royal heir, and is now also an orphan. Those two huge problems confront teenager Zach and his family, who simply want to protect David and help the younger boy deal with his destiny. They all want to be normal teenagers, but their new roles might make that impossible. A contemporary story about keeping friendships, seeking adventure, overcoming challenges, and making history.
New House 5: How a dorm becomes a home
By Andy Butler
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 124,010. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
0.25 star(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Welcome to New House 5. For fifty-six freshmen it’s home. A place where friends are made and doors are always open, where hearts are broken and tears are shed. And for resident assistant Andy Butler, it’s the best story about friendship he has ever known. Watch as these students try to overcome their flaws and fears to create a bond so special that nothing can pull them apart. Not even themselves.
Norman: Chronicles of a Curiosity Seeker
By Jean Stites
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,740. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(2.00 from 2 reviews)
These chronicles tell the incredible story of Norman: a mysterious character in fire-red sneakers, ice-blue jeans, a misty-gray T-shirt, and an earthy-green baseball cap—with a peculiar gleam in his eye and a Great Big Secret.... Discovered in the ruins of the home of one Martha Monroe after her sudden disappearance, let the individual reader judge the truth of it.
Wells Without Water
By Channing Allen
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 114,090. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 8 reviews)
Ruth Clayton has a dangerous secret to keep. Living in an all-white town in Alabama at a time of charged racial emotions, she is pregnant—and the baby is half black. "Wells Without Water" chronicles the coming of age of Ruth’s son, Theodore Clayton, and the one boy in town who dares to befriend him.
To Be Ordinary
By Jon Paul Olivier
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 87,590. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Archie attended college as far away from his father as he could go. He wanted to be ordinary like his friends. His father was pushing him to be who he was born to be. When he meets Erica, two worlds collide as Archie struggles to reconcile who he wants to be with who he should be. When the time comes, can he make the right choice? What will Erica choose?
Kiss The Sky
By DC Gallin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 106,440. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
This is London in the heady nineties. The world is waking up to the tribal tom toms of repetitive beats, much to the dislike of the authorities, which violently try to clamp down on the abundant creativity and unity emanating from the speaker stacks. Together, three girls are hijacked into this subversive scene for better and for worse…
The Deflowering of Rhona Lipshitz
By Lisa Lieberman Doctor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,200. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2012 by Elderberry Press, Inc.. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Rhona Lipshitz of Queens, New York is eleven days away from becoming Mrs. Stuart Martin Weiner. The Temple has been booked, gowns have been fitted and beauty parlor appointments made. With no way out, Rhona gamely counts down the days to the dreaded event...and finds herself falling madly, hopelessly in love with a wonderful man. Too bad it's not Stuie.
The Eminence of Bardon Roket
By Jonathan Garrett
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,610. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Bardon Roket, a twelve year old genius, determine that any dream worth dreaming might as well be a big one. To this end, he decides that it's his life goal to conquer the world. Only doing it all it once is bound to fail, he's got to start small. So what's a small start for Bardon Roket? Why, a lemonade stand, of course. From there, it's just a few short steps to mayor of the entire city!