Coming Of Age

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Normal People

Sally Rooney

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE • COMING TO HULU IN 2020 • SALLY ROONEY NAMED TO THE 2019 TIME 100 NEXT LIST "A stunning novel about the transformative power of relationships" (Peo...

Published: Mar 2020

Shuggie Bain: A Novel

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE\r\nLONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD\n\nShuggie Bain is the unforgettable story of young Hugh “Shuggie” Bain, a sweet and lonely boy who spends his 1980s childhood in run-down public h...

Published: Dec 2020

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

The Moonshiner's Daughter

Donna Everhart

Set in North Carolina in 1960 and brimming with authenticity and grit, The Moonshiner's Daughter evokes the singular life of sixteen-year-old Jessie Sasser, a young woman determined to escape her family's past . . .  Generations of S...

Published: Dec 2019

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

Plan B

Jonathan Tropper

In his debut, acclaimed bestselling author Jonathan Tropper captured the anxiety and humor of a group of friends as they near their thirtieth birthdays and have to come to terms with a milestone that they never thought would be like t...

Published: May 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

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

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

The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell

Robert Dugoni

Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni’s coming-of-age story is, according to Booklist, “a novel that, if it doesn’t cross entirely over into John Irving territory, certainly nestles in close to ...

Published: Apr 2018

Fifty Words for Rain: A Novel

Asha Lemmie

A Good Morning America Book Club Pick and New York Times Bestseller!   From debut author Asha Lemmie, “a lovely, heartrending story about love and loss, prejudice and pain, and the sometimes dangerous, always dur...

Published: Jun 2021

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

The Wonder of Lost Causes

Nick Trout

In this unforgettable novel, perfect for fans of An Unexpected Grace and A Dog's Way Home, a single mom and her chronically ill child receive a valuable lesson from an unlikely source—a very special dog who unexpectedly enters their...

Published: May 2019

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

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing: A Nov...

Hank Green

THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“Sparkling with mystery, humor and the uncanny, this is a fun read. But beneath its effervescent tone, more complex themes are at play.” —San Francisco ChronicleIn his wildly entertaini...

Published: Jul 2019

The Perfect Stranger: A Novel

Megan Miranda

From the author of the New York Times bestseller All the Missing Girls—the gripping story of a journalist who sets out to find her missing friend, a friend who may never have existed at all. "Think: Luckiest Girl Alive, The Gir...

Published: Jan 2018

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

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

The Curious Incident of the Dog in th...

Mark Haddon

THE BESTSELLING NOVELTHE AWARD-WINNING LONDON THEATRICAL SENSATIONNOW ON BROADWAYMORE THAN 5 MILLION COPIES SOLDChristopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057....

Published: Nov 2014


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


Sylvester Stephens

A young girl fights to overcome her past after escaping rape, bullying, and homelessness.Shante Clemmons (Butterfly) is a mature-looking, fifteen-year-old foster home reject, who is tossed into the street in the middle of the night af...

Published: Jan 2013

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

All We Had

Annie Weatherwax

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Katie Holmes.A stirring debut novel about a mother and daughter who find an unlikely home amid the quirky residents of a small town—"The smart style, crisp narrative, sharp dialogue, a...

Published: Aug 2015

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

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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