Fiction » Literature » Coming of age

Searching For Zeus
By K. E. MacLeod
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,860. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Searching For Zeus is a story about the inevitable journey that we all make when we say goodbye to our childhoods and embark upon the path that will turn us into adults. It is a story of love, pain, loss but, more importantly, becoming the person you were always truly meant to be.
FireGrrl
By Sharon Ryals Tamm
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,270. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » Feminist
Susan is determined to survive as a forest firefighter in a 1974 experiment few expect to succeed. Wildfire demands teamwork but hostilities simmer. Finally, it is Susan that must hold the line. Harrowing, poetic, and funny, FireGrrl reveals a workingman’s world and a woman’s place in it.
Scar Jewelry
By Sue Perry
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,710. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
What do we really know about our parents or the ways they shape us? For twins Deirdre and Langston, 20, the answer is: not enough. With their father long dead, and their mother now in a coma, they realize they don't even know whom to notify. In fact, they understand almost nothing about their mother. They delve into her life and uncover secrets that revise the past and transform the future.
Dreams in the Medina
By Kati Woronka
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 119,030. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
From the heart of Syria, Dreams in the Medina is a coming-of-age tale which explores the aspirations, passions and tragedies of a group of young Syrian women, who on the surface seem to have nothing in common but who are brought together in the deepest of bonds as they study and live together at the University of Damascus.
Drawing Breath
By Laurie Boris
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,160. Language: American English. Published: October 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 1 review)
Art teacher Daniel Benedetto has cystic fibrosis. When he takes on Caitlin as a private student, the teen painter watches in torment as other people, mostly women, treat Daniel like a freak because of his condition. To Caitlin, Daniel is not a disease, not someone to pity. He’s a friend. And her first real crush. Convinced one of those women is about to hurt him, Caitlin makes a very bad decision.
In the Twilight of the Moon
By Dominic Spano
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,440. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
In the Twilight of the Moon is a story of familial love, set against the backdrop of an emotionally dysfunctional family. It follows the lives of three brothers who vie for the approval of their emotionally distant father in destructive ways.
Ashley Templeton Is Ruining My Life
By Kate Aspengren
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,430. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012 by Foreverland Press. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
It's clear that this is not the seventh grade that Kyle Reedy had planned. And that's because of Ashley Templeton. He’s pretty sure that every single problem he's having is all her fault. [Middle Grade: Ages 8-12] "This novel is filled with laughs and irresistible characters. I loved them all—even Ashley Templeton." —Mary Vermillion, author of Seminal Murder
My Sore Hush-a-Bye
By Renata F. Barcelos
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,870. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Camille learned to love and accept her sheltered life with Uncle Bob. But she's growing up and everything is changing. She goes to public school, where no one talks to her, except Ashley. Now that Ashley's missing, Camille starts thinking about her mother and rethinking her life with Uncle Bob and everything she chose to believe.
She comes and goes
By daniel gothard
You set the price! Words: 48,170. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
A Britpop band manager remembers the highs and lows of his years in the music business ...
Liqueur de la Succession
By Jim Schumacher
Price: Free! Words: 85,900. Language: French. Published: October 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Que feriez-vous si on vous retirait de votre famille, si on détruisait vos rêves et vous ôtait votre paix? L'accepteriez-vous, ou voudriez-vous vous venger? Pour Fioréat, la réponse est facile: il ne s'arrêtera pas avant que celle qui est responsable de son malheur n'ait payé.
Time Before the Wolf
By R.R. Turock
Price: Free! Words: 25,220. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Piper, the daughter of the exiled prince, returns home to be faced with the political strife that sits solely on her inexperienced shoulders. If she is to choose the right heir, she must face her every friend and foe before her time is up, unsure of who is for her and who isn't.
Ruby's Imagine
By Kim Antieau
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 35,890. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2012 by Green Snake Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Ruby Butterfly, this jeweled metamorphosis of a cattypillar, landed on a bright green wisteria leaf like some kind of winged oracle and looked straight at me . . .We understood each other down deep to our transfigured and transforming cellular parts, and I knew the Big Oaks had told Ruby Butterfly and now she was letting me in on the not-so-secret secret: a storm was coming.
A Touch of Rural Justice -- another Illinois Love Story
By Paul Schoaff
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 66,230. Language: American English. Published: September 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(1.00 from 1 review)
MJ and Eddie return to Twin Beeches ready to start a new life. When the stripmining company decides to wipe out Twin Beeches so their processing plant can be seen from Peoria, Martha goes to work and convinces Eddie to sabotage the mine to get them to reconsider. His schemes are brilliant and effective, but the town thinks MJ & Eddie might need a 'Touch of Rural Justice' to set them straight.
In Our Midst
By Martha Johnson
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 92,640. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 1 review)
Stanton, Indiana, in 1990, is a town in which people love their kids, joke with their mayor, attend church, and support the Wood Carving Festival. But, one boy is growing up with a secret that he unknowingly shares with another son of the community, a soldier in the Korean War who died the day he came home.
Summertime Blues
By B. R. Fleming
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 87,780. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Summertime Blues chronicles the coming-of-age of Peter Bennings as he weaves his way through high school and the "sturm und drang" of the teenage years. The novel simultaneously traces the “British invasion” and the emergence of Rock and Roll. Peter’s universal appeal, though, rests in his quest for answers to the ubiquitous questions about girls and sex and dating that no one will help answer.
Pitiless as the Sun
By John Farquhar
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 104,270. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
At the height of the Cold War, Scott Shoemaker, a think-tank scientist, helps craft a nuclear strategy to blunt a terrifying Soviet missile. Simultaneously, he sets out to find Sara, his lost lover. He trails the beautiful, doomed actress across a shattered 1970s landscape of drugs, easy pleasures and phony prophets. Scott’s search leads him deep into himself—and to a place called Jonestown.
Out of the Blue
By Lisa Maliga
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 89,700. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Sylvia Gardner is a naïve cashier who lives with her psychologically abusive mother in Richport, Illinois. Vivian Gardner repeatedly tells her daughter not to trust men because they only want to use her. Upset with being dumped by her first boyfriend; Sylvia later falls in love with an English actor after watching him on a PBS drama.
Il Punto più Vicino al Cielo
By Duilio Chiarle
Price: $3.87 USD. Words: 20,080. Language: Italian. Published: September 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Marcello Mastroianni, in una intervista televisiva ad Enzo Biagi, avvenuta un paio d’anni prima della morte, alla domanda “Quale film vorrebbe interpretare” rispose che avrebbe voluto interpretare Tarzan. Un vecchio Tarzan nel mondo di oggi. E questo, per puro caso, è proprio il “leitmotiv” del romanzo “Il punto più vicino al cielo”.
Training Wheels
By Michael Stringer
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 83,730. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2012 by Martin Sisters Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
In the wild summer of 1974, fifteen year old Kevin Copeland falls madly in love with the wrong girl at the worst time. His dream girl is a stunning knockout, but she’s also the bold and seductive daughter of the threatening, other woman in his father’s life. Kevin’s journey into first love becomes a perilous adventure that forces both families to face the realities of their misguided decisions.
Arcadian Daze : Xavier Savage in Monarchsland (little stories from a big world)
By Anthony W Blake
Price: Free! Words: 140,400. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Xavier Savage's progress to understanding life. A satirical, serious, and whimsical telling of episodes in the childhood of Xavier Savage, citizen of Monarchsland, a semi-fictional state of Australia, as he strategises a fail-safe way to avoid the eternal fires of hell, and at puberty, finds love, and loses it, just before a vital fact of life is made very clear to him.