Coming Of Age

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The Girls

The Girls

by Emma Cline

Emma Cline was the winner of The Paris Review’s Plimpton Prize in 2014. She is from California.

Narrator: Cady McClain
Published: 06/14/2016
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In the Unlikely Event

In the Unlikely Event

by 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 m...

Narrator: Kathleen McInerney...
Published: 06/02/2015
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Ten Tiny Breaths

Ten Tiny Breaths

by K.A. Tucker

K.A. Tucker writes captivating stories with an edge. Her books have been featured in national publications including USA TODAY, The Globe and Mail, Suspense Magazine, and Publishers Weekly. She currently resides in a quaint town outside Toronto with h...

Ten Tiny Breaths #1
Narrator: Elizabeth Louise
Published: 05/14/2013
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One Tiny Lie

One Tiny Lie

by K.A. Tucker

Livie is the stable one of the two Cleary sisters, handling her parents' tragic death and Kacey's self-destructive phase with strength and maturity. But underneath that exterior is a little girl hanging onto the last words her father ever spoke t...

Narrator: Elizabeth Louise
Published: 06/11/2013
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In the Shadow of the Banyan

In the Shadow of the Banyan

by Vaddey Ratner

Told from the tender perspective of a young girl who comes of age amid the Cambodian killing fields, this searing first novel—based on the author’s personal story—has been hailed by Little Bee author Chris Cleave as “a masterpi...

Narrator: Greta Lee
Published: 08/07/2012
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Four Seconds to Lose

Four Seconds to Lose

by K.A. Tucker

Owning a strip club isn’t the real-life fantasy most guys expect it to be. With long hours, a staff with enough issues to keep a psych ward in business, and the police checking up on him regularly, twenty-nine year old Cain is starting to second...

Narrator: Sebastian York
Published: 11/05/2013
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Durable Goods

Durable Goods

by Elizabeth Berg

“Radiant...startling and delicate.” —The Boston GlobeOn the hot Texas army base she calls home, Katie spends the lazy days of her summer waiting: waiting to grow up; waiting for Dickie Mack to fall in love with her; waiting for her b...

Narrator: Natalie Ross
Published: 01/07/2014
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Five Ways to Fall

Five Ways to Fall

by K.A. Tucker

Sometimes you can’t change—and sometimes you just don’t want to. Discover Ben’s side of the story in this fourth novel by the beloved, top-selling indie author praised for her “likeable characters, steamy liaisons, and su...

Narrator: Deacon Lee
Published: 06/24/2014
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The Sea of Tranquility

The Sea of Tranquility

by Katja Millay

I live in a world without magic or miracles. A place where there are no clairvoyants or shapeshifters, no angels or superhuman boys to save you. A place where people die and music disintegrates and things suck. I am pressed so hard against the earth b...

Narrator: Candace Thaxton
Published: 06/04/2013
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Edge of Dark Water

Edge of Dark Water

by Joe R. Lansdale

Mark Twain meets classic Stephen King--a bold new direction for widely acclaimed Edgar Award winner Joe R. Lansdale.May Lynn was once a pretty girl who dreamed of becoming a Hollywood star. Now she's dead, her body dredged up from the Sabine River.Sue...

Narrator: Angele Masters
Published: 03/27/2012
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The Coincidence of Callie  Kayden

The Coincidence of Callie & Kayde...

by Jessica Sorensen

From the bestselling author of The Secret of Ella and Micha comes a mesmerizing novel of fate, friendship, and the healing power of love . . . THE COINCIDENCE OF CALLIE & KAYDENFor Kayden, suffering in silence was the only way to survive. If he was lu...

Callie & Kayden
Narrator: Leslie Bellair
Published: 08/06/2013
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Left Drowning

Left Drowning

by Jessica Park

What does it take to rise from life’s depths, swim against the current, and breathe?Weighted down by the loss of her parents, Blythe McGuire struggles to keep her head above water as she trudges through her last year at Matthews College. Then a ...

Narrator: Arielle DeLisle
Published: 11/01/2013
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If You Leave

If You Leave

by Courtney Cole

"In If You Leave, we continue the wild ride Courtney Cole started us on in If You Stay. This raw story of heartbreak and hope solidifies Cole's standing as a rising star in hot contemporary romance." --- New York Times Bestselling author of Down to Yo...

Beautifully Broken
Narrator: Jeremy Arthur
Published: 07/08/2014
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The Highest Tide

The Highest Tide

by Jim Lynch

A spellbinding first novel about a young boy's fascination with the wonders of the seashore during a summer that will change his life. One moonlit night, thirteen-year-old Miles O'Malley slips out of his house, packs up his kayak and goes exploring o...

Narrator: Fisher Stevens
Published: 09/08/2005
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Upstate

Upstate

by Kalisha Buckhanon

UPSTATE is an absolutely stunning, powerful coming of age novel filled with tragedy, struggle, love and triumph-a modern The Color Purple Set in New York in the 80s and 90s, UPSTATE tells the story of two young lovers, Antonio and Natasha, torn apart ...

Narrator: Chadwick Boseman
Published: 01/01/2005
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The Redemption of Callie  Kayden

The Redemption of Callie & Kayden...

by Jessica Sorensen

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden comes an emotional new story about two troubled souls sharing one all-encompassing love . . . THE REDEMPTION OF CALLIE & KAYDENThe dark secret Kayden has kept hidden for ...

Callie & Kayden
Narrator: Leslie Bellair
Published: 02/11/2014
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The Bet

The Bet

by Rachel Van Dyken

Includes a special sneak peek of THE WAGER by Rachel Van Dyken! The #1 New York Times bestseller... "I have a proposition for you." Kacey should have run the minute those words left Seattle millionaire Jake Titus's mouth. It's been years since ...

The Bet
Narrator: Tanya Eby
Published: 08/26/2014
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Turtle Boy

Turtle Boy

by Kealan Patrick Burke

School is out and summer has begun. For eleven year old Timmy Quinn and his best friend Pete Marshall, the dreary town of Delaware Ohio becomes a place of magic, hidden treasure and discovery. But on the day they encounter a strange young boy sitting ...

Narrator: Patrick Lawlor
Published: 02/05/2013
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La Casa en Mango Street

La Casa en Mango Street

by Sandra Cisneros

Sandra Cisneros was born in Chicago in 1954. Internationally acclaimed for her poetry and fiction, she has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Lannan Literary Award and the American Book Award, and of fellowships from the National End...

Narrator: Liliana Valenzuela...
Published: 08/30/2005
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Nova and Quinton No Regrets

Nova and Quinton: No Regrets

by Jessica Sorensen

From the # 1 New York Times bestselling author of Saving Quinton comes a story about giving in to love-body and soul . . .Today is the first day of Quinton Carter's new life. The toxic guilt of his past left him in pieces-but one girl unexpectedly put...

Narrator: Stephanie Willis
Published: 04/15/2014
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The Destiny of Violet  Luke

The Destiny of Violet & Luke

by Jessica Sorensen

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Ever After of Ella and Micha comes a story of scars, courage, and new possibilities . . . Luke Price's life has always been about order, control, and acting tough on the outside. For Luke, meaningle...

Callie & Kayden
Narrator: Noelle Kayser
Published: 07/01/2014
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Before We Fall

Before We Fall

by Courtney Cole

In the bestselling tradition of J.A. Redmerski and Jessica Sorensen come the next novel in Courtney Cole's New York Times bestselling Beautifully Broken Series...Sometimes before we fall . . . we fly.One dark moment was all it took to turn twenty-four...

Beautifully Broken
Narrator: Shannon Gun, Bunny...
Published: 11/04/2014
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Dollbaby

Dollbaby

by Laura Lane McNeal

A big-hearted coming-of-age debut set in civil rights-era New Orleans—a novel of Southern eccentricity and secrets When Ibby Bell’s father dies unexpectedly in the summer of 1964, her mother unceremoniously deposits Ibby with her ecce...

Narrator: January LaVoy
Published: 07/03/2014
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Light from a Distant Star

Light from a Distant Star

by Mary McGarry Morris

A gripping comingofage novel with a murder at its heart and a heroine as unforgettable as Harper Lees Scout Light from a Distant Star is the moving and powerful story of innocence and betrayal told in the endearingly wise voice of thirteenyearold Nel...

Narrator: Amy Rubinate
Published: 09/13/2011
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Bittersweet

Bittersweet

by Miranda Beverly-Whittem...

MIRANDA BEVERLY-WHITTEMORE is the author of Set Me Free and The Effects of Light. She lives in Brooklyn.

Narrator: Cassandra Campbell...
Published: 05/13/2014
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Close Your Eyes Hold Hands

Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands

by Chris Bohjalian

Praise for Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands:"I have a new favorite Chris Bohjalian novel.  Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands is a book I wish I'd been smart enough to write:  a masterpiece of narrative voice, of emotion, and of how – as Emily Dic...

Narrator: Grace Blewer
Published: 07/08/2014
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Girls in Trucks

Girls in Trucks

by Katie Crouch

Sarah Walters is a less-than-perfect debutante. She tries hard to follow the time-honored customs of the Charleston Camellia Society, as her mother and grandmother did, standing up straight in cotillion class and attending lectures about all the thin...

Narrator: Joshua Ferris
Published: 04/07/2008
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The Life All Around Me By Ellen Foster

The Life All Around Me By Ellen F...

by Kaye Gibbons

KAYE GIBBONS is the author of eight novels, including Ellen Foster, A Virtuous Woman and Divining Women. With domestic sales of more than 4.2 million copies and numerous worldwide translations, she was designated "one of the most lyrical writers ...

Narrator: Kaye Gibbons
Published: 12/27/2005
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The Edge of Always

The Edge of Always

by J. A. Redmerski

New York Times bestselling author J. A. Redmerski brings us the breathtaking sequel to her novel The Edge of Never. When everything falls apart, love remains . . .THE EDGE OF ALWAYSCamryn Bennett has never been happier. Five months after meeting on a ...

Narrator: Daniel May
Published: 11/05/2013
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Still with Me

Still with Me

by Thierry Cohen

Today, it’s my choice. I don’t want this life anymore. Today, I’m in control…If I’m not brave enough, I’ll think of her. When childhood friend Victoria rejects his love, Jeremy takes his life on his twentieth birth...

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Published: 12/11/2012
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The Love Song of Jonny Valentine

The Love Song of Jonny Valentine

by Teddy Wayne

For fans ofA Visit from the Goon Squadand Joyce Carol OatesBlonde, here is a scathing and enthralling new novel about Americas monstrous obsession with fame from the winner of a 2011 Whiting Writers Award. Megastar Jonny Valentine, eleven-year-old ic...

Narrator: Kirby Heyborne
Published: 02/05/2013
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The Universe Versus Alex Woods

The Universe Versus Alex Woods

by Gavin Extence

A rare meteorite struck Alex Woods when he was ten years old, leaving scars and marking him for an extraordinary future. The son of a fortune teller, bookish, and an easy target for bullies, Alex hasn't had the easiest childhood. But when he meets cu...

Narrator: Joe Thomas
Published: 06/25/2013
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Flat Water Tuesday

Flat Water Tuesday

by Ron Irwin

Rob Carrey, the son of a working-class cabinet maker, arrives at the Fenton School with a scholarship to row and a chip on his shoulder. Generations of austere Fenton men have led the rowing team, known as the God Four, to countless victoriesâ&...

Narrator: Holter Graham
Published: 06/04/2013
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The Unknowns

The Unknowns

by 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 connecting with ...

Narrator: Will Collyer
Published: 07/02/2013
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Mr Chartwell

Mr. Chartwell

by Rebecca Hunt

Praise for Mr. Chartwell “[A] marvellously original, tender and funny debut novel . . . Rebecca Hunt proves herself to be a gifted writer who has no need of fictional realism to deliver profound truths.”—The Daily Mail &ldq...

Narrator: Susan Duerden
Published: 02/08/2011
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Ostrich

Ostrich

by Matt Greene

Matt Greene was born in Watford, England, in 1985 and studied English at the University of Sussex, where he edited The Badger newspaper. He is the co-author of four plays, including the Edinburgh Fringe sellout farce The Straight Man, and his debut fe...

Narrator: Suzan Crowley
Published: 08/27/2013
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Breaking Nova

Breaking Nova

by Jessica Sorensen

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Ella and Micha series comes a powerful story of love, healing, and impossible choices . . . BREAKING NOVANova Reed used to have dreams-of becoming a famous drummer, of marrying her true love. But al...

Narrator: Stephanie Willis
Published: 01/14/2014
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Somerset

Somerset

by 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 to plan a wagon t...

Narrator: Teresa DeBerry
Published: 02/04/2014
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Thats Not a Feeling

Thats Not a Feeling

by Dan Josefson

Benjamin arrives with his parents for a tour of Roaring Orchards, a therapeutic boarding school tucked away in upstate New York. Suddenly, his parents are gone and Benjamin learns that he is there to stay. Sixteen-years-old and with two failed suicide...

Narrator: Charles Carroll
Published: 11/01/2012
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Saving Quinton

Saving Quinton

by Jessica Sorensen

From the # 1 New York Times bestselling author of Breaking Nova comes a gripping story about what it takes to save the one you love . . . Nova Reed can't forget him-Quinton Carter, the boy with the honey-brown eyes who made her realize she deserved mo...

Narrator: Stephanie Willis
Published: 02/04/2014
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If You Stay

If You Stay

by Courtney Cole

For fans of Jessica Sorensen, J.A. Redmerski, and Abbi Glines...Twenty-four-year-old Pax Tate is an asshole. Seriously. He's a tattooed, rock-hard bad boy with a tough attitude to match. His mother died when Pax was seven, leaving a hole in his heart ...

Beautifully Broken
Narrator: Loretta Rawlins
Published: 04/08/2014
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The Temptation of Lila and Ethan

The Temptation of Lila and Ethan

by Jessica Sorensen

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Ella and Micha series comes a gripping story of passion, pain, and the courage to love . . .THE TEMPTATION OF LILA AND ETHANOn the surface, Lila Summers is flawless: good looks, expensive clothes, a...

Narrator: Casey Holloway
Published: 05/06/2014
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Facade

Facade

by Nyrae Dawn

"Phen-om-enal! Nyrae Dawn paints with words in a way that made me drink Facade down in one big gulp. This is one of those books you can read again and again." --New York Times bestselling author, Courtney Cole on FACADE.From bestselling author, Nyrae ...

The Games Series
Narrator: Sophie Eastlake
Published: 05/27/2014
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So Much a Part of You

So Much a Part of You

by Polly Dugan

Two young women who've dated the same man navigate love, destiny, loss, and choice in this powerful debut.Anna Riley and Anne Cavanaugh have had a lover in common, but it's not until a pivotal moment in one of their lives that their paths unforgettabl...

Narrator: Sandy Rustin
Published: 06/10/2014
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The Last Kings of Sark

The Last Kings of Sark

by Rosa Rankin-Gee

"My name is Jude. And because of Law, Hey and the Obscure, they thought I was a boy." Jude is twenty-one when she flies in a private plane to Sark, a tiny carless Channel Island and the last place in Europe to abolish feudalism. Sheâ€&trad...

Narrator: Katie Scarfe
Published: 07/08/2014
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Dirty Work

Dirty Work

by Gabriel Weston

An informed and arresting debut novel about a young surgeon in crisis, by a writer whose "exactitude of expression is rare and uncanny." (Rachel Cusk)Nancy Mullion, an obstetrician-gynecologist whose botched surgery has put a patient in a life-threate...

Narrator: Carolyn Cook
Published: 08/12/2014
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Brutal Youth

Brutal Youth

by Anthony Breznican

Three freshmen must join forces to survive at a troubled, working-class Catholic high school with a student body full of bullies and zealots, and a faculty that's even worse in Anthony Breznican's Brutal Youth With a plunging reputation and enrollmen...

Narrator: Matthew Brown
Published: 06/10/2014
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Messed Up

Messed Up

by Rene Schweitzer

Antonio loses his job through no fault of his own. What’s worse: after a brutal confrontation with his boss, he even risks going to prison. Disillusioned, aimless, and full of hate, Anto wanders the streets of the German metropolis he calls home...

Narrator: Mikael Naramore
Published: 10/07/2014
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The Leaving of Things

The Leaving of Things

by Jay Antani

Winner of the 2014 International Book Award for Multicultural Fiction2014 Kindle Book Award WinnerVikram is not your model Indian-American teenager. Growing up in late 1980s Wisconsin, he is rebellious, adrift, and resentful of his Indian roots. But a...

Narrator: Sanjiv Jhaveri
Published: 11/18/2014
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Elite

Elite

by Rachel Van Dyken

For Tracey Rooks, life with her grandparents on a Wyoming farm has always been simple. But after her grandmother's death, Tracey is all her grandfather has. So when Eagle Elite University announces its annual scholarship lottery, Tracey jumps at the o...

Eagle Elite
Narrator: Sarah Franco
Published: 10/14/2014
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