Category: Coming Of Age Fiction

  • Searching for Lincoln's Ghost by Barbara J. Dzikowski

    By Barbara J. Dzikowski

    Andi Powell thinks approximately dying a long way too frequently for an eleven-year-old lady. After wasting either mom and dad in a automobile coincidence and being raised through a grandmother keen about loss of life, Andi is suffering from an strange quest for a lady her age-- to figure out no matter if there's existence after death.

    It is 1966, and Castalia, Indiana, like such a lot towns of that point, is grappling with social and cultural swap. in the meantime, rumors have lengthy swirled round Castalia's Lincoln effortless institution. Over its lengthy heritage, the varsity has produced 6th graders who declare to have visible Lincoln's ghost within the school's auditorium. whilst Andi prays on her lifeless mother's rosary to be the subsequent to come across Lincoln's ghost with the intention to be certain the lifestyles of an after-life, a fancy chain of occasions is determined into movement, together with the looks of John Malone, a brand new boy in class who harbors an explosive mystery, and mysterious moaning emanating from at the back of the darkish degree after college. whereas Andi desperately seeks solutions to life's such a lot tough questions, an not going new buddy emerges--a mystical bait store proprietor named Ezra.

    Searching for Lincoln's Ghost is a narrative approximately coming-of-age throughout the tumultuous Nineteen Sixties, exploring such hectic subject matters as own isolation, worry and melancholy, bullying, social and racial intolerance. Peppered with Lincoln folklore and historical past, it's a undying story of the ability of affection, empathy, and the way the activities of 1 individual can profoundly effect another.
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  • Immaculate Blue: A Novel by Paul Russell

    By Paul Russell

    From the award-winning writer of the bogus lifetime of Sergey Nabokov comes the brilliantly conceived and accurately rendered novel Immaculate Blue, which explores the lives of 4 humans — Anatole, Leigh, Chris, and Lydia — and their intermingled and unwinding wants. Set in upstate long island, the radical follows those characters as they in attaining their goals in lives redolent with loss and wish, humor and disappointment, union and alienation. Russell choices up the thread of his significantly acclaimed novel The Salt aspect two decades later and tracks the lives of those acquaintances, a few of whom not just misplaced contact with one another yet have additionally misplaced their approach. relocating, from time to time surprising, and regularly memorable, Immaculate Blue issues to the place the non-public and the political come jointly and form our lives in unforeseen methods. With this most up-to-date novel, Paul Russell reminds us of why he's some of the most vital voices at the literary scene.
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  • When You Could Still Hear Crickets by Levl Fields

    By Levl Fields

    in the event you may nonetheless pay attention Crickets is a fictional drama coming-of-age tale of a complete state (America) and of 2 younger neighbors in the course of the tumult, angst, anger, and chaos of integration within the North and segregation within the South from 1945 to 1968, earlier than the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination.
    It captures, drawing from real old occasions and how issues have been, the inescapable incontrovertible fact that soul isn't really a black factor nor a white factor yet a human factor, that's merely lowered by means of bias, hate, and prejudice. the radical, either uplifting and tragic, issues out the everlasting fact that the realm used to be (is) comprised (both within the South and North) of thousands of individuals with goodness, mercy, and equity of their hearts, and prefer lifestyles itself, undesirable issues take place to strong people.
    At the novel’s midpoint to its finish, performed out within the caldron that used to be collage basketball and faculty lifestyles within the mid-1960s, the unconventional specializes in the 2 major characters, their impacts, their values, their awkward trip to discovering love with and during their respective girlfriends, their loyalty to one another, and their pleasure and freedom in excelling within the video game of basketball. It additionally thoughtfully inquiries into matters that affected university girls, black and white, within the 60s, bearing on sexual mores, interracial relationship, and rape, whereas attending fictional collage basketball powerhouse Joliet collage in Chicago..
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  • Tale of Tails by E.M. Dixon

    By E.M. Dixon

    “Not even the most powerful of winds may well tame the beast of warmth welling up within me.”

    A as soon as upon a time with a latest day twist, and a unfastened lively woman with a different reward. considering she was once not anything, out of apartment and home...below the entire relaxation. yet then another time, she could have by no means guessed the area round her will swap perpetually. All she will be able to do is dwell with what she is handled. in spite of everything of this brave experience, what's going to she decide on? The lifestyles that all of us come to grasp or the person who she belongs to...?
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  • La Marche du Fou (French Edition) by Jean Lemieux

    By Jean Lemieux

    Jacques, alias Le Fou, travaille à son mémoire de maîtrise quand il décide de changer le cours de sa trop tranquille lifestyles. Tout vendre et partir. D’abord en Thaïlande, un can pay résolument différent. Volontairement se confronter, remettre en query ses certitudes. Se laisser entraîner par une ardour amoureuse. Les déplacements de Jacques seront nombreux, et son voyage intérieur sera tout aussi sinueux. N’était-ce pas ce qu’il souhaitait ? Il n’aura jamais si bien porté son surnom, vehicle, aux échecs, le fou a une marche particulière : l. a. diagonale. Il ne peut avancer ou reculer sans faire un pas de côté. Et dans tout apprentissage, il faut bien des détours pour arriver au but.
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  • A Fortune Foretold: A Novel by Agneta Pleijel

    By Agneta Pleijel

    Agneta Pleijel writes a painful but funny autobiographical novel approximately youth within the aftermath of worldwide warfare II.
     
    A prophecy is obtained through a loved aunt, a prophecy that her younger niece eagerly waits to determine fulfilled.
     
    the tale occurs within the Fifties within the suburbs of Stockholm, within the college city of Lund, and within the usa. Neta’s adolescence is in disarray. She reads—words supply shape to the vagueness of existence—and is busy pondering the feminine intercourse, kinfolk, and the stupendous variety of individuals on the planet. Her father, a mathematician, and her mom, a musician, are in consistent clash, but
    she loves them either. steadily Neta realizes that she’s grown up in a lie and that she needs to step conscientiously throughout the warfare area of her mom and dad’ marriage.
     
    this is often an insightful story in regards to the look for fact, morality, and a spot of your individual within the world.
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  • I Needed Her by Savannah Min

    By Savannah Min

    Tristan has not anything yet good fortune going for him and turns out to have a contented lifestyles. he's a straight-A Catholic pupil raised along with his followed brother via his overworking mom and touring father.

    However, issues start to take a truly darkish flip while he will get concerned with a bunch of older delinquents with much less lucky lives in their personal, which makes him detect simply how disadvantaged of steering he really is.

    This won't basically seal his personal destiny, but in addition each person else's. a few are robust adequate again from all-time low, and others are not.
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  • Die Wohlgesinnten (German Edition) by Jonathan Littell,Hainer Kober

    By Jonathan Littell,Hainer Kober

    Im Februar 2008 erschien im Berlin Verlag der Roman, den Jorge Semprun als »das Ereignis unserer Jahrhunderthälfte « bezeichnet: Die Wohlgesinnten von Jonathan Littell. Über Monate hielt er die deutsche Literaturkritik in Atem. Mit den fiktiven Lebenserinnerungen des SS-Obersturmführers Maximilian Aue, Jahrgang 1913, Sohn eines deutschen Vaters und einer französischen Mutter, zeichnet Jonathan Littell ein erschreckend detailgenaues Bild des Zweiten Weltkriegs und der Verfolgung und Vernichtung der Juden durch die Nationalsozialisten aus Sicht eines Täters. »Das ist ein Roman, und das ist ein Autor, vor denen guy sich verneigen muss«, schrieb Andreas Isenschmid in der NZZ am Sonntag. Die Wohlgesinnten erscheint im Oktober 2009 im Berliner Taschenbuch Verlag.
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  • General Justice by Rose Patterson

    By Rose Patterson

    What do artful heroes, scorching babes, intriguing experience, unswerving associates, and maniacal super-villains have in universal? Fifteen yr previous Jacob Greer simply ever meets them in his dreams.
    Jacob is the indispensable nerd. He has Harry Potter glasses, an IQ good above common, a collector's variation famous person Wars watch, and a bag filled with twenty-sided cube. He builds types of spaceships, performs videogames, hordes Pokemon playing cards, and roleplays. His ally (one of in simple terms 4) is a overweight, homosexual drama queen. the lady of his desires is relationship his arch-nemesis, the varsity bully. His mom simply does not comprehend him.
    Jacob is the ideal cartoon of a geek in all methods yet one: he is been murdered.
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