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Parade of Shades by Jewel Hopson
Price: $5.99 $4.19 USD. (30% off!) Words: 95,040. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2017 by Propertius Press. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman, Fiction » Coming of age
For the better part of her young life, Karen Baker reacts to people who either praise or resent her tawny complexion. When her mother abandons the family, she is left to help raise her younger siblings with a father who unfortunately is absent even when he is at home. A Big Sisters mentor briefly steps into her life, and positive change begins. However Karen quickly learns everything has a price.
Acropolis by Howard Winn
Price: $7.99 $5.59 USD. (30% off!) Words: 74,810. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2018 by Propertius Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Coming of age
A small group of soldiers enters Vassar College, courtesy of the GI Bill, and each attempts to settle into civilian life. A clash of cultures combined with readjustment battles amid the creative intellectual world of academics during the beginnings of the McCarthy era makes for an engaging story, as these good men are forced to examine long-held beliefs of freedom, patriotism, and service.
Something Like My Name by Adam Phillips
Price: $5.99 $4.19 USD. (30% off!) Words: 44,040. Language: American English. Published: January 20, 2020 by Propertius Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
A habitual drifter and a college basketball star tell concurrent stories of how they are lost, alternately destroyed and hopeful, as they try to figure out what to do with themselves, what's the point of it all, and what if they never figure it out? Set in northern Idaho, the title of the book is from a James Tate poem, "Manna," which describes a moment of ineffable beauty and reassurance.
Mel's Groovy (Transgender) Life Part 2 by M A Seymour
Pre-release—available September 27, 2020. Price: $4.99 $0.99 USD. (80% off until Oct. 1!) Words: 129,940. Language: Australian English. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Coming of age
2nd part of Mel's story, with some more characters added, and some twists too, tragedy and some hard decisions to be made.
Mel's Groovy (Transgender) Life Part 1 by M A Seymour
Price: $4.99 $0.99 USD. (80% off until April 12!) Words: 77,840. Language: Australian English. Published: December 3, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
The start of a story about a boys' journey to Gurlhood. This is a continuing series, with each character based on someone I knew at this age.
Waiting for Grandfather by Michael DeStefano
Price: $3.99 $1.60 USD. (60% off!) Words: 105,900. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2019 by Night to Dawn Magazine & Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Meet the Corelli clan. Told by the oldest grandson, Frank, this family tapestry, with pathos and hilarity, begins weaving itself in the 1930s and rollicks through four riotous decades. The strongest thread is its oldest member, Antonio. To the ragtag Corelli clan, he is an ocean—an unwavering force upon which they rely.
Kimmie and Walter by Christopher B. McMahon & Sabrina Marie McMahon (editor)
Price: $2.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 35,790. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
Kimmie and Walter is a coming of age, coming to terms and coming together story of a very unlikely pair who have multiple obstacles to overcome.
The Shame of What We Are by Sam Gridley
Price: $9.99 $4.00 USD. (60% off!) Words: 59,270. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2014 by New Door Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
The American 1950s--a simpler, more innocent age? Not for an awkward, nerdy kid like Art Dennison. As Art grows up with a father who can explode at any time and a mother who just doesn't fit the required role, his life sometimes feels surreal. The "pieces" of this slyly humorous, compassionate novel reflect Art's fragmentary experience in a family always on the move, chasing the American dream.
Mr. Boardwalk by Louis Greenstein
Price: $9.99 $4.00 USD. (60% off!) Words: 102,310. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2014 by New Door Books. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
At the age of seven, Jason Benson first experiences the wonders of Atlantic City--carnival rides, gypsies, Miss America. Smitten, he decides to live there forever. But when we meet him as an adult in New York, he's been keeping his youth a secret. Why? This dual coming-of-age tale traces the adventures of the young Jason and the moral growth of the adult who must come to terms with his past.
Family Love by Liz Crowe
Series: The Love Brothers. Price: $4.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 92,560. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Coming of age
Resilient bonds of loyalty and blood are stretched to the breaking point, until tragedy strikes at the very heart and soul of the Love family, forcing everyone to take stock of what really matters.
Whale Song: School Edition by Cheryl Kaye Tardif
Price: $2.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 62,200. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2011 by Imajin Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Coming of age
13 years ago, Sarah Richardson’s life was shattered after the tragic death of her mother. The shocking event left a grief-stricken teen-aged Sarah with partial amnesia. Some things are easier to forget. But now a familiar voice from her childhood sends Sarah, a talented mid-twenties ad exexec, back to her past. A past that she had thought was long buried. Some things are meant to be buried.
The Nocturnal Millionaire by Gregg Winston
Price: $1.99 USD. (Free until April 16!) Words: 62,530. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
Jonathan Blazer and Sheriff Wells have mastered the art of coasting through life. Best friends for years, they prefer to plan their next ski trip rather than go to class. But attending college is expected of them, so they go through the motions together. An incredible stroke of luck changes their lives, but it’s the turbulent aftermath that allows them to discover their place in the world.
Leslie's Bus by Clair Louise Coult
Price: $3.49 USD. (Free until April 16!) Words: 88,180. Language: British English. Published: December 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Coming of age
With her mother in a mental hospital and her father preoccupied with his pregnant girlfriend, Susan Blake is lost and lonely. She finds an unlikely friend in Paul, a New Age traveller, and he introduces her to the colourful and exciting British alternative scene of the 1990's. Contains strong language, drug use, sexually explicit scenes, sexual abuse and violence.
Tilly and Elmer FlashbackX - Coming of Age in South Branch by Gene Clements
Series: Tilly and Elmer FlashbackX - Coming of Age in South Branch. Price: $4.99 $2.50 USD. (50% off until May 16!) Words: 59,440. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Coming of age
Tilly and Elmer, married sexagenarians from Iowa, reminisce about their high school dating years - the clumsy first date, the dramatic first kiss, the surprise of falling in love, and the glorious but worrisome hands-on, do-it-yourself version of sex-ed in the 60’s. Sweet, funny, nostalgic, and a little dirty. Sometimes more than a little. 60,000 words, 75 illustrations, lots of fun.
The Whale on the Veil by George Saoulidis
Series: The God Complex Universe. Price: $2.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 3,790. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
When a young inventor tries to crack the issue of mainstream Augmented Reality, he hits a few obstacles on the way. But will he manage to complete his dream, when his new girlfriend is taking up all of his thoughts, when the funding he needs is unreachable and when the breakthrough he needs is always just out of reach? A short origin story about the God Complex Universe.
On Pointe All Day Long by George Saoulidis
Price: $2.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 4,970. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Coming of age
When a limb-different girl discovers that her dream in life is to become a ballerina, she asks for dance lessons. But will she manage to perform like the other girls, when her augmentations do not allow her to do the ballet positions, when the other girls avoid her and when the teachings do not fit her particular differences?
Lightshow Bright by George Saoulidis
Price: $2.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 2,150. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
The agents are closing in. Her friends are nowhere to be seen. She can hardly control her powers. Can Lightshow make it out?
Runnin' On Empty, Miss Lucy Begins by Jimmy Beard
Series: Jamey Hart Ghost Adventures. Price: $5.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 49,300. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
It's a clean, homespun, raw, and sentimental story of a young boy coming of age while battling poverty, a broken home, and much more. But when his sweetheart dumps him, he finally hits bottom. He's ready for better though, and says, "Any way is up now! I'm Runnin' on Empty." For ages 13 and up. Christian values. No profanity. This is the origin of "The Jamey Hart Ghost Adventure Series."
A Little Evo: Verse's Peak by Fey Truet
Price: $1.99 $0.99 USD. (50% off until Dec. 30!) Words: 58,160. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
We’re all a little evil, but Verse feels he may have committed the worst sin yet. Nonetheless, in a world where iniquities run rampant, he may find that the hand that sins is the hand that saves.
Don't Let Me Go by Jamila Mikhail
Price: $5.99 $4.49 USD. (25% off until Jan. 1, 2023!) Words: 77,910. Language: Canadian English. Published: August 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
On top of battling the normal teenage angst that everyone goes through, Joanie is also reeling from her parents’ bitter divorce and having to cope with her mom’s new boyfriend and dad’s new family. Alone in a new town and without friends, she turns to passing the time by making toy models of soldiers and is shocked when one of them comes to life. What she doesn't know is that Adler has a secret.
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