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

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

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

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


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

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

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 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

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

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

Summer in Paris

Michele A. Bell

Kenzie Williams feels like she has it all; wealth, friends, popularity and talent. But when her father tells her that he has declared bankruptcy, her whole world in New York City turns upside down. Her parents' solution while they sor...

Published: Jun 2010

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 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

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

The Unknowns: A Novel

Gabriel Roth

Eric Muller has been trying to hack the girlfriend problem for half his life. As a teenage geek, he discovered his gift for programming computers-but his attempts to understand women only confirm that he's better at writing code than ...

Published: May 2014

A Loving, Faithful Animal

Josephine Rowe

"A Loving, Faithful Animal lured me in with astonishing, poetic prose... But the true thrill of the novel is the carousel of haunting characters Josephine Rowe creates with unbelievable precision. An unflinching look at the ways ...

Published: Sep 2017

Ana of California

Andi Teran

A modern take on the classic coming-of-age novel, inspired by Anne of Green GablesIn the grand tradition of Anne of Green Gables, Bridget Jones's Diary, and The Three Weissmanns of Westport, Andi Teran's captivating debut novel offers...

Published: Jun 2015

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 Boy's Own Story

Edmund White

Originally published in 1982 as the first of Edmund White's trilogy of autobiographical novels, A Boy's Own Story became an instant classic for its pioneering portrayal of homosexuality. The book's unnamed narrator, growing up during ...

Published: Feb 2009

The Education of Dixie Dupree

Donna Everhart

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Published: Oct 2016
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