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Coming of Age


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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
by Mark Haddon
Staff Pick
An autistic math genius sets out to solve the murder-by-pitchfork of a neighbor's dog. The narrator's autism gives a terrific, interesting depth to his voice. Incredibly well done, Mark Haddon's debut novel is sweet, original, and moving.... (read more)

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
by Stephen Chbosky
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This coming-of-age story absolutely shines. Charlie is your average teenager trying to navigate the treacherous waters of adolescence, yet he's so much more than that. Recognizing something special in Charlie, a teacher feeds him literature and tries to... (read more)

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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
by Karen Joy Fowler
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From the New York Times–bestselling author of The Jane Austen Book Club, the story of an American family, middle class in middle America, ordinary in every way but one. But that exception is the beating heart of this extraordinary novel. Meet the... (read more)

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The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.
The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.
by Adelle Waldman
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Writer Nate Pivens star is rising. After several lean and striving years, he has his pick of both magazine assignments and women: Juliet, the hotshot business reporter; Elisa, his gorgeous ex-girlfriend, now friend; and Hannah, “almost universally... (read more)

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The Story of a New Name (Neapolitan Novels #2)
The Story of a New Name (Neapolitan Novels #2)
by Elena Ferrante
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The second book, following last years My Brilliant Friend, featuring the two friends Lila and Elena. The two protagonists are now in their twenties. Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila. Meanwhile, Elena continues her journey of self-discovery. The... (read more)

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The Secret Life of Bees
The Secret Life of Bees
by Sue Monk Kidd
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Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life of Bees, a heartwarming coming of age tale set in 1960s South Carolina, a multi-million copy New York Times bestseller, now an award-winning film starring Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson and Alicia... (read more)

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Dora: A Headcase
Dora: A Headcase
by Lidia Yuknavitch
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This book jumps off the cliff with the first chapter but never quite crashes at the bottom. The crazy ride stayed with me weeks after reading it, and I still occasionally ask myself what the hell just happened! The author calls it a farce; it's that and... (read more)

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Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands
Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands
by Chris Bohjalian
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CHRIS BOHJALIAN is the critically acclaimed author of seventeen books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Sandcastle Girls, Skeletons at the Feast, The Double Bind, and Midwives. His novel Midwives was a number one New York Times bestseller and... (read more)

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The Spark and the Drive
The Spark and the Drive
by Wayne Harrison
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By an award-winning writer of short fiction, a devastatingly powerful debut novel of hero-worship, first love, and betrayalJustin Bailey is seventeen when he arrives at the shop of legendary muscle car mechanic Nick Campbell. Anguished and out of place... (read more)

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Black Swan Green (06 Edition)
Black Swan Green (06 Edition)
by David Mitchell
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From the author of Cloud Atlas, now a major motion picture starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, and Hugh Grant, and directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer From award-winning writer David Mitchell comes a sinewy... (read more)

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The Carnival at Bray
The Carnival at Bray
by Jessie Ann Foley
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"The narrative subtly and carefully interweaves peer and family drama....Every character, every place comes alive with crisp, precise detail. Powerfully evocative." Kirkus, Starred Review... (read more)

Available October 2014
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The Silver Star
The Silver Star
by Jeannette Walls
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In The Silver Star, Jeannette Walls has written a heartbreaking and redemptive novel about an intrepid girl who challenges the injustice of the adult world — a triumph of imagination and storytelling. IT IS 1970 in a small town in California... (read more)

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Rainey Royal
Rainey Royal
by Dylan Landis
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USPraise for Rainey Royal "Rainey Royal gets under your skin, pushes you out of your comfort zone, and takes you to a truer, more frightening place.  Dylan Landis captures the innocence and cruelty of teenage girls in flamey, jewel-like sentences... (read more)

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The Edge of Never
The Edge of Never
by J. A. Redmerski
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"Redmerski's self-published new adult romance garnered numerous fans, leading to this trade paper reissue. Camryn Bennett is miserably depressed after the death of her boyfriend and a handful of other crises. She buys a random bus ticket and hits the... (read more)

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Irma Voth
Irma Voth
by Miriam Toews
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That rare coming-of-age story able to blend the dark with the uplifting, Irma Voth follows a young Mennonite woman, vulnerable yet wise beyond her years, who carries a terrible family secret with her on a remarkable journey to survival and redemption... (read more)

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Barracuda
Barracuda
by Christos Tsiolkas
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The “immensely moving” (Sunday Times) story of a young athlete’s coming of age, by the Man Booker Prize-longlisted author of The Slap   Daniel Kelly has one chance to escape his working-class upbringing. His astonishing ability in... (read more)

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Lean on Pete (P.S.)
Lean on Pete (P.S.)
by Willy Vlautin
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From Willy Vlautin, one of the most natural storytellers ever to come out of the Northwest, comes a heartbreaking adventure starring 15-year-old Charley Thompson. It's like Tom Sawyer, but with more drunks, death, and weird strangers. Another engrossing... (read more)

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Perks of Being a Wallflower (12 Edition)
Perks of Being a Wallflower (12 Edition)
by Stephen Chbosky
Staff Pick
This coming-of-age story absolutely shines. Charlie is your average teenager trying to navigate the treacherous waters of adolescence, yet he's so much more than that. Recognizing something special in Charlie, a teacher feeds him literature and tries to... (read more)

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Normal People Don't Live Like This (09 Edition)
Normal People Don't Live Like This (09 Edition)
by Dylan Landis
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The stories are about the hidden lives of a teenager and her mother, and how they struggle to negotiate old emotional damages and open themselves to love. The girl, Leah, yearns for belonging and worships the most delinquent girls at school, while her... (read more)

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Secret Life of Bees (08 Edition)
Secret Life of Bees (08 Edition)
by Sue Monk Kidd
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Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life of Bees, a heartwarming coming of age tale set in 1960s South Carolina, a multi-million copy New York Times bestseller, now an award-winning film starring Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson and Alicia... (read more)

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