Category: Coming Of Age Fiction

  • Plum Bun: A Novel Without a Moral (Library of America E-Book by Jessie Redmon Fauset

    By Jessie Redmon Fauset

    it's basically an imitation, and none too strong at that. slender, unsparkling, uninviting, it stretches meekly off from uninteresting Jefferson road to the dingy, drab marketplace which varieties the north aspect of Oxford road. It has no secret, no attract, both of exclusiveness or of downright depravity; its usages are it seems that major, an unpretentious little highway covered with unpretentious little homes, inhabited for the main half through unpretentious little humans. The dwellings are 3 tales excessive, and include six containers known as via courtesy, rooms a parlour ,a midget of a dining-room, a bigger kitchen and, above, a entrance bed room doubtless huge basically since it extends for the total width of the home, an insignificant shadow a WC, and one other again bed room with home windows whose percentages are spoiled by way of their outlook on unhappy and diminutive back-yards. And above those , nonetheless others inbuilt related clever. in a single of those homes dwelt a father, a mom and daughters. right here, as frequently occurs in a house sheltering generations, contrary, un frivolously matched feelings confronted one another. within the homes of the wealthy the happy ambition of the older new release is confronted through the overpowering ambition of the younger.
    (Typographical mistakes above are as a result of OCR software program and do not happen within the book.)

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  • Der Mond flieht: Eine Sommergeschichte (German Edition) by Rax Rinnekangas,Stefan Moster

    By Rax Rinnekangas,Stefan Moster

    Ein sinnlicher, poetischer textual content über einen Sommer im hohen Norden Finnlands, als Lauri, der 13jährige Erzähler, erwachsen wird. Ausgezeichnet mit dem Finnischen Staatspreis, ins Deutsche übertragen von Stefan Moster, dem besten Kenner finnischer Gegenwartsliteratur.

    Wie jedes Jahr verbringt Lauri den Sommer in Latvala auf dem Bauernhof seines Onkels Eino. Er hilft bei der Heuernte und auf der Weide und träumt sich zusammen mit seiner Cousine Sonja und Cousin Leo in eine geheimnisvoll-sinnliche Parallelwelt. Hier haben die Steine Seelen, der Fluss wird zum Refugium, eine riesige alte Fichte hat mystische Kräfte.
    Die Anführerin und Meisterin der drei ist die schöne, ungestüme Sonja. Sie stachelt Lauri und Leo zu immer neuen beglückenden, bedrohlichen Dingen an. Sie verleiht ihnen das Gefühl, zu fliegen. Aber dann geschieht die Katastrophe ...
    Ein kleines Meisterwerk, das mit kristallklarer Sprache und seltener Präzision eine verstörende Gefühlswelt einfängt.
    Ein sinnlicher, poetischer textual content über einen Sommer im hohen Norden Finnlands, als Lauri, der dreizehnjährige Erzähler,
    erwachsen wird. Ausgezeichnet mit dem Finnischen Staatspreis, ins Deutsche übertragen von Stefan Moster, dem besten
    Kenner finnischer Gegenwartsliteratur.
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  • Song of Isabel: A Novel by Ida Curtis

    By Ida Curtis

    woman Isabel is simply twelve years outdated whilst Lord Chetwynd rescues her from being raped by way of warriors in his corporation. once they meet 8 years later, every one has a superb cause of getting into an prepared marriage. jointly, they embark on a deadly trip to the court docket of King Louis. at the method, probability from enemies at the trip brings them nearer jointly; once they arrive at court docket, competition and intrigue approximately elements them. eventually, notwithstanding, they live on those trials via their very own local wit and charm—and achieve new admire and love for each other.

    Rich with ancient element and drama, Song of Isabel is a compelling novel of affection, intercourse, ambition, and intrigue.
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  • Daddy: A short collection by Stephen Earley Jordan II

    By Stephen Earley Jordan II

    Stephen Earley Jordan II, writer and cultural critic, releases rawest brief assortment, 'daddy'.

    Snakes, and snails, and dog puppy tails--that's what solid boys are made up of. Others, notwithstanding, are made and molded by way of a daddy. 'daddy', an evocative number of prose and poetry, depicts an unsettling fictitious inspection of younger males, sexuality, and self awareness*each personality looking for an emotional refuge in a heartlessly insupportable international the place belief is typically misplaced. 'daddy' is an unredeemable price ticket from boyhood into manhood.
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  • An Unforgettable Trip: The Last Trip to Vietnam of an old by dzoan Nguyen tran

    By dzoan Nguyen tran

    After checking out he has ALZHEIMER , Antoine Nguyen, 70, sells every little thing for One final journey again to Vietnam , his place of birth to discover the home the place he used to be born earlier than forgetting all of it. Tony , his simply Son sign up for him on his trip. alongside the way in which , as his father stories are Fading, Son should remember his thoughts or even Re CREATE them to carry him domestic. Father and Son are on their solution to an Unforgettable journey. it truly is tremendous Fish in Vietnam...
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  • Brecht ist tot! (German Edition) by Katja Ruebsaat

    By Katja Ruebsaat

    Anfang der Achtziger Jahre in einer süddeutschen Kleinstadt wie Hellstadt aufzuwachsen, hieß, ein Leben unter einer Käseglocke zu führen. Das Leben draußen – Politik, Naturkatastrophen, Steuererhöhungen, eben alles, used to be in der Bildzeitung stand – wurde fleißig auf den Stammtischen, vor den Fernsehern oder in der Schule diskutiert. Beim Bäcker und beim Friseur beschäftigte guy sich eher mit den Machenschaften im britischen und niederländischen Königshaus oder mit den neusten Pariser Modetrends, denen guy sich sowieso nie anschließen würde.
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  • Mea Culpa by F. D. Muro

    By F. D. Muro

    KIRKUS evaluate In Muro’s debut novel, a tender guy comes of age in strange situations. the tale starts with Eddie in retrospect on his adolescence residing at the grounds of a Chicago insane asylum within the Sixties. Muro creates an odd international, as readers might count on a psychological health center to be, yet it’s as genuine as way of life. Mea Culpa isn't really for the faint of middle; because it opens, he witnesses a Catholic priest molesting his sister. Readers cross directly to examine that Eddie’s love curiosity, Patricia, was once sexually abused by means of her father, and lots of different sufferers within the asylum have equally grotesque pasts. a few are foster teenagers with nowhere else to move, others are political dissidents close away on spurious fees. The sufferers’ again tales illustrate the corruption and injustice that drove the psychological wellbeing and fitness process on the time. Early on, it’s transparent that Eddie is presented. His dating with God and with the inmates, drive’s the narrative. Muro, in well-paced, readable prose, exhibits how those tales contributed to Eddie’s non secular improvement and manages to deliver gentle to the troubled sufferers and, eventually, to himself, even in the course of tragedy. Muro develops transparent issues over the process the unconventional, exhibiting Eddie’s dating to the Catholic Church, within which he used to be raised, and to the religion he later unearths. Muro’s novel is essentially in line with his reviews growing to be up in an asylum, the place his father labored as a psychiatrist. Mea Culpa is a difficult, yet finally an uplifting novel.
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  • Fenella: Book One of the Caversham Stud Trilogy by Nicola Hayward

    By Nicola Hayward

    Set within the Kwazulu Natal Midlands in South Africa, Fenella tells the tale of 16 yr outdated Fenella Schmidt orphaned after the tragic dying of her mom and dad. without notice chargeable for her getting older penniless grandparents she accepts a task as stud assistant at Caversham Stud. whilst stud proprietor Blake Hughes proposes she act because the farm knacker for an elevated wage she consents. yet what's going to Fenella do whilst the odious Phillip Wentworth of Mountain View Farm ship a fit new born filly to be destroyed?

    Join Fenella as she reports the ups and downs of existence on a stud farm and enjoys the buzz and glamour of the racing undefined. Meet the horses - solid, undesirable and detached - which are a part of her existence. snigger at her appealing significant other Brown puppy and get to grasp the specified people who encompass her as she encounters greed, romance, suspense and intrigue.
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  • Marcus and Selene in Alexandria by Jack Cain

    By Jack Cain

    it really is 2,000 years in the past and Cleopatra is Queen of Egypt. She is absolutely the ruler and every thing she says turns into legislation. it's a time of serious turmoil on the earth. Rome has the best military and conquered every thing in its course. Caesar has been murdered. Marc Antony is now Cleopatra’s lover.
    Marcus is a Roman boy. Selene is a woman from Alexandria, Egypt, the fatherland of Cleopatra. Marcus’s father is an important Roman stationed in Egypt. Selene’s father is among the richest guy in Alexandria, and doubtless in all of Egypt. They don’t like each one other.
    Marcus has performed whatever very undesirable in Rome which made his father livid, inflicting him to reserve Marcus to go away Rome and are available to dwell with him in Alexandria.
    Marcus isn't really happy.
    Marcus and Selene don’t recognize one another. they've got by no means met. yet they will.
    Soon. Their worlds will swap and so will they.
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  • Jerry Engels: A Novel by Thomas Rogers

    By Thomas Rogers

    The raucously candy sequel to At the Shores

    Jerry Engels is in his junior yr at Penn country. He lives together with his fraternity brothers, flunks his periods, lifts weights, and thinks approximately women—constantly. Insatiable, Jerry devours the Kinsey document in complete, and units out to check its findings anywhere attainable, grilling his brothers on their gay stories, getting crabs from a prostitute, posing within the nude for artwork periods, and romancing a superb friend’s little sister. but Jerry isn't a rake yet a carnal saint, delighting in lifestyles in a clumsy, thankful demeanour. whilst Jerry does locate love, this extraordinary comedian novel of lust turns into a romance.
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