Coming Of Age

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Heavenstone Secrets

V. C. Andrews

This tantalizing new series from V.C. Andrews features a dark tale of sibling rivalry. The Heavenstone sisters, Cassie and Semantha, live with their parents in a creepy mansion in the fields of Kentucky. Semantha finds her sister Cass...

Published: Dec 2009

In the Unlikely Event: A Novel

Judy Blume

In her highly anticipated new novel, Judy Blume, the New York Times # 1 best-selling author of Summer Sisters and of young adult classics such as Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, creates a richly textured and moving story of thre...

Published: May 2016

Long Way Gone

Charles Martin

USA TODAY Bestseller!"No matter where you go, no matter whether you succeed or fail, stand or fall, no gone is too far gone. You can always come home."At the age of eighteen, musician and songwriter Cooper O'Connor took ever...

Published: Jul 2017

Secret Whispers (Heavenstone)

V. C. Andrews

THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME...On the eve of her graduation from an exclusive private school, shy wallflower Semantha Heavenstone is caught in a whirl of scandal and betrayal. Now, she's returned to the grand Kentucky mansion where pain...

Published: Feb 2010

The Summer of Naked Swim Parties

Jessica Anya Blau

Fourteen-year-old Jamie will never forget the summer of 1976. IIt's the summer when she has her first boyfriend, cute surfer Flip Jenkins; it's the summer when her two best friends get serious about sex, cigarettes, and tanning; it's...

Published: Jun 2008

Flat Water Tuesday

Ron Irwin

A stunning saga of love, sport, and buried secretsRob Carrey is a successful documentary filmmaker who has returned from a shoot to New York City, where he's prepared to separate from Carolyn, his long-time love. But when he finds an ...

Published: May 2014

The Myth of Perpetual Summer

Susan Crandall

From the national bestselling author of Whistling Past the Graveyard comes a moving coming-of-age tale set in the tumultuous sixties that harkens to both Ordinary Grace and The Secret Life of Bees.Tallulah James’s parents’ volatil...

Published: Jun 2018

Lionel Asbo: State of England (Vintag...

Martin Amis

Des Pepperdine is a boy out of place. He lives on the thirty-third floor of a London housing project; while his peers pick fights, Des retreats to the public library. What's more, Des's uncle and guardian, Lionel Asbo, is one of the m...

Published: May 2013

Oleander Girl: A Novel

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Beloved bestselling author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni has been hailed by Abraham Verghese as a "gifted storyteller" and by People magazine as a "skilled cartographer of the heart." Now, Divakaruni returns with her ...

Published: Mar 2014

Rooftops of Tehran

Mahbod Seraji

From "a striking new talent"(Sandra Dallas, author of Tallgrass) comes an unforgettable debut novel of young love and coming of age in an Iran headed toward revolution. In this poignant, eye-opening and emotionally vivid novel, Ma...

Published: May 2009

Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Qu...

Susan Gregg Gilmore

The town of Ringgold, Georgia, has a population of 1,923, one traffic light, one Dairy Queen, and one Catherine Grace Cline. Quickwitted and more than a little stubborn, Catherine Grace is dying to escape her small-town life.When her ...

Published: Jun 2009

The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A N...

Neil Gaiman

UK National Book Awards 2013 "Book of the Year""Fantasy of the very best." Wall Street JournalA middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. Although the house he lived in is long gone, he is ...

Published: Jun 2014

Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands (Vintage ...

Chris Bohjalian

A Washington Post, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Best Book of the YearEmily Shepard is on the run; the nuclear plant where her father worked has suffered a cataclysmic meltdown, and all fingers point to him. ...

Published: Apr 2015

College Girl

Patricia Weitz

Â"A raw and resonant debut novelÂ" (Megan McCafferty) and a vivid portrait of life on a modern college campus.College senior Natalie Bloom is beautiful and ambitious, but also painfully insecure. At twenty, sheÂ's still a...

Published: Nov 2009


Meg Tilly

After Hazen Wood kidnaps twelve-year-old Gemma Sullivan, the two embark upon a cross-country journey that tests the limits of Gemma's endurance. In scenes of physical and sexual violence, Hazen tries to destroy the young girl's will. ...

Published: Feb 2010

A Ticket to Ride

Paula McLain

"It was August. For years it was August . . . . There was heat like wet gauze and a high, white sky and music coming from everywhere at once." In the long, hot Illinois summer of 1973, insecure, motherless Jamie falls under the dang...

Published: Jan 2009

All About Lulu

Jonathan Evison

Weakness has always been a concern for William Miller: growing up vegetarian in a family of bodybuilders will do that to a person. But William is further weakened by the death of his mother, the arrival of a new step-mother, and his ...

Published: Jun 2008


Leila Meacham

One hundred fifty years of Roses' Tolivers, Warwicks, and DuMonts! We begin in the antebellum South on Plantation Alley in South Carolina, where Silas Toliver, deprived of his inheritance, joins up with his best friend Jeremy Warwick ...

Published: Jul 2014

American Dervish

Ayad Akhtar

Hayat Shah is a young American in love for the first time. His normal life of school, baseball, and video games had previously been distinguished only by his Pakistani heritage and by the frequent chill between his parents, who fight ...

Published: Sep 2012

Wish Me Home

Kay Bratt

In her first work of contemporary women's fiction, bestselling author Kay Bratt draws on her own life experiences to create a raw, yet inescapably warm, novel about friendship and a wary heart's unexpected capacity to love.A hungry, s...

Published: Mar 2017

We Need New Names: A Novel

Noviolet Bulawayo

A remarkable literary debut -- shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize! The unflinching and powerful story of a young girl's journey out of Zimbabwe and to America.Darling is only ten years old, and yet she must navigate a fragile and vi...

Published: May 2014

The Color of Water in July

Nora Carroll

It's been a long seventeen years since Jess last saw her grandmother or visited the family cottage set on an idyllic lake in Northern Michigan. For all that time, she's been haunted by loss—of her innocence and her ability to trust ...

Published: Aug 2015

The Velveteen Daughter: A Novel

Laurel Davis Huber

The Velveteen Daughter reveals for the first time the true story of two remarkable women: Margery Williams Bianco, the author of one of the most beloved children's books of all time,The Velveteen Rabbit,and her daughter Pamela, a worl...

Published: Jul 2017

The Road to Bittersweet

Donna Everhart

Set in the Carolinas in the 1940s, The Road to Bittersweet is a beautifully written, evocative account of a young woman reckoning not just with the unforgiving landscape, but with the rocky emotional terrain that leads from innocence ...

Published: Dec 2017

The Panopticon

Jenni Fagan

Named one of Granta's Best of Young British NovelistsAnais Hendricks, fifteen, is in the back of a police car. She is headed for the Panopticon, a home for chronic young offenders. She can't remember what's happened, but across town a...

Published: Apr 2014

The Funeral Dress

Susan Gregg Gilmore

A deeply touching Southern story filled with struggle and hope.     Emmalee Bullard and her new baby are on their own. Or so she thinks, until Leona Lane, the older seamstress who sat by her side at the local shirt factory where b...

Published: Sep 2013


Sara Jaffe

Sara Jaffe's engrossing debut novel, Dryland, is a smart coming-of-age novel that charts the murky waters of adolescence.Anything can happen when Julie hits the water. It's 1992, and the world is caught up in the HIV/AIDS epidemic and...

Published: Sep 2015

The Time It Snowed in Puerto Rico

Sarah McCoy

It is 1961 and Puerto Rico is trapped in a tug-of-war between those who want to stay connected to the United States and those who are fighting for independence. For eleven-year-old Verdita Ortiz-Santiago, the struggle for independenc...

Published: Aug 2010

On Chesil Beach (Movie Tie-In Edition...

Ian McEwan

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Saoirse Ronan, Emily Watson, Anne-Marie Duff, and Samuel WestEngland, 1962: Florence and Edward are celebrating their wedding in a hotel on the Dorset coast. Yet as they dine, the expectation...

Published: May 2018

Gather the Daughters: A Novel

Jennie Melamed

NEVER LET ME GO meets THE GIVER in this haunting debut about a cult on an isolated island, where nothing is as it seems.A Guardian Best Book of the Year A Booklist Best Book of the YearA New York Magazine best book of the monthA Real ...

Published: Jul 2018
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