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The Grindstone by Don Maker
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,170. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Historical » USA
Growing up can be hard. Add emotional and learning disabilities in an unsympathetic, small Arizona town in the 1950s, and it’s a real grind. Tommy Lerner’s family is very supportive, but they have their own challenges of poverty and a mixed marriage. Then there is Frank Lerner’s deep, dark secret …. Success against the odds requires courage, determination and faith. And love – lots of love.
Miffed and Peeved in the U.K. by Neil S. Reddy
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,300. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2016 by Weasel Press. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
This is a parody of Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing. In 1987, Shaggy ventures off to discover what lies at the heart of the British disease during Thatcher’s right wing reign.
Entanglement: A Hollywood Lights Novel by Katie Rose Guest Pryal
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 75,780. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2016 by Velvet Morning Press. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Coming of age
1990s Hollywood, two unlikely friends, one dangerous relationship...Socially awkward 21-year-old Greta moves in with her best friend Daphne, a troubled young woman with an abusive past. The glamorous Daphne teaches Greta how to wear stilettos, tame her wild hair, and navigate L.A. nightlife. Daphne is determined to make it big, and she drags an unwilling Greta into the limelight with her.
Horses for Sale, a Miranda and Starlight Story by Janet Muirhead Hill
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,620. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2016 by Raven Publishing of Montana. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
Will sixteen-year-old Miranda Stevens make it as a horse rancher while struggling with the demands of high school, the tragedies of life, and affairs of the heart? She's giving it her best shot, but she's not above making bad decisions and reaping the consequences.
To My Daughter, Book One by Shaina Richmond
Price: Free! Words: 57,310. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Coming of age
Susie, of Shaina Richmond's "Safe With Me" series, writes a journal to her soon-to-be-born daughter. Susie was fifteen years old when her mother passed away. Five years later, she learned that her paternity was a lie. Motivated by the recent loss of a friend, Susie starts a journal with the hope that, in the unfortunate case of her own untimely passing, her precious daughter will know her truth.
The Muse: Coming of Age in 1968 by DH Parsons
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 147,640. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2016 by Bliss-Parsons Institute. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
True Love, True Art, True Inspiration. 1968 was a time of change and turmoil for the world, and for a young man awakening to his Life and to his Art. With a little help from his friends, mentors, and lovers, he just might make it. Follow DH as he finds the confidence and inspiration to take the next step. Discover the adventures, aspirations, and fantasies of a young man Coming of Age in 1968.
The Canyon House by Janice Gilbertson
Price: $4.97 USD. Words: 83,680. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2016 by Pen-L Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
WILLA Award finalist 2017! Even the most beautiful summer can turn dark and cold in a moment. For nine-year-old tomboy Poppy, moving to the wilderness of the canyon and a ramshackle house was a dream come true. But as temperatures dropped and the dark clouds rolled over the canyon, she couldn't have foreseen the secrets that should have been shared or the life-and-death events that would unfold.
Two Sisters Times Two by Jeffrey Anderson
Price: Free! Words: 104,630. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
What happens when you take two sisters stuck in middle age and join them with two sisters struggling to enter adulthood and stir them all together in the cauldron of life's trials? This novel picks up the story of Brooke and Leah Fulcher now in their fifties and adds Jodie and Penni, Brooke's daughters, to their mix, creating emotional entanglements beyond the sum of those parts.
Fleeing the Sharks: A Cuban Family Story by Linda Hardister Rodriguez
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,060. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
On January 8, 1959, Fidel Castro leads his forces through the streets of Havana. Thousands of Cubans cheer him on and dream of a better life. No one is more excited than 14-year-old Francisco. He makes his way through the crowd to come face-to-face with his new hero. A short 20 months later, Francisco fears for his life and must leave his family, country and culture.
Reflections: A Story of Friendship by Jeff Hopkins
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,370. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2016 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Coming of age
It is the 25th April 1919 and Captain Christopher Murphy has been invited back to his old school, Guildale College, to deliver an address in the first year of peace after The Great War. When he arrives at East Guildale railway station, which is adjacent to the school, a flood of memories come rushing back. He now knows what he must say and walks to the school to deliver his address.
Tupelo Honey by Lis Anna-Langston
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 63,700. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
A humorous, unconventional family yarn about a young girl navigating a hardscrabble upbringing in northern Mississippi. Meet Tupelo Honey. She divinely lays out the framework and quirky intricacies of growing up in a house only “slightly better than an orphanage,” A loveable, engaging, original voice, Tupelo brightens this accomplished tale of dysfunction. ~ Publishers Weekly
Billy in the Lowground by Sumner Wilson
Price: $3.97 USD. Words: 50,000. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2016 by Pen-L Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Coming of age
The vast blue sky. The endless flow of pristine waters. The days of summer that seem to have no end. All this belongs to Scotlin Bright as he gallops from one adventure to the next with no thought of tomorrow. Tomorrow is for grown-ups. Today belongs to Scotlin. But his happiness is harshly interrupted when Scotlin learns he must soon leave the river to take his place working his father's farm.
Levittown by Manheim Wagner
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 27,650. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
A story of a young nonconformist growing up in America’s second planned housing community, Levittown portrays life in the late 1970s with a sardonic eye trained on the country’s time-honored traditions and questionable preoccupations. Set against a backdrop of classic rock, NASCAR and elementary school life, Levittown is the tale of a young boy named Michael trying to find himself.
Gaijin, Vol. I by Umi 宇美
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 83,850. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
Jade Leigh doesn't even know you, but he probably hates you already. He never wanted to move here in the first place, so what does he care if people don't like him? Unfortunately, his bad attitude matters way more than Jade wants to admit, and the neighborhood delinquent is about to enlighten him.
Tutus & Cowboy Boots (Part 2) by Casey Peeler
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,950. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Coming of age
After an eventful Christmas break, Cadence Lewis is shaken to the core. The life she lived in New York no longer makes sense. Faced with so many questions she runs to the only person who has ever listened to her. Will Cadence be able to overcome the path she’s been given or will she take the easy way out?
Pinkeens to Diddies by David R. McCabe
Series: An Irish Lad. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,990. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Coming of age
In this gently humorous story, young, sensitive Brendan Harris learns much about life, family and the need to fit in while growing in 1940s semi-rural Southern Ireland. Life brings the typical surprises for young boys turning into young men, as Brendan grows up fishing for ‘pinkeens’ and later learns his fair share about the opposite sex, and the delights and disappointments of coming of age.
Brendan Afloat by David R. McCabe
Series: An Irish Lad. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,040. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Coming of age
When seventeen-year-old Brendan Harris returns home to take his final officer’s exam, disaster strikes, leaving him in a deep coma. His diary, kept over the years at sea, becomes a must-read for his nurses. For in it, Brendan describes his escapades in the British Merchant Navy...and with girls. But will Brendan’s girl wait for him if he should ever from his coma?
Blessed Poison by Donny Hunt
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 111,160. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2016 by World Castle Publishing, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
Breaking into the realm of the world’s elite guitarists won’t be easy. She’ll have to work twice as hard to earn the respect she craves.
An Irregular Marriage by Margaret A. Westlie
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,260. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Coming of age
Annie’s family has left for a new life in Canada. Annie plans to make her home with Alistair, her betrothed. Instead she find herself alone in Scotland. Belle, Alistair’s mother, takes her in as her apprentice in midwifery and healing, while waiting for Alistair to return. But why does she discourage the marriage? Where will Annie find a home?
The Memory of Trees by Mick Rooney
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,260. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
The Memory of Trees is the story of Carlos, a shepherd boy, who travels from his beautiful home in Cyprus, following in the footsteps of Saint Paul into the Middle East and along the road to Damascus. Experiencing unbearable loss and exile, he sets out on a journey of knowledge and adventure.