The following works of coming-of-age fiction are newly available through the Allen County Public Library.
“The Fortunate Ones” by Ed Tarkington
Exposed to the privileges and depravity of wealth when his mother's connections gain him entry into an elite Nashville boarding school, Charlie faces a difficult choice years later while supporting a friend's morally questionable political campaign.
“The Funny Thing About Norman Foreman” by Julietta Henderson
A 12-year-old aspiring comedian pushes the limits of his lesser talents to travel across the country and honor a dead best friend's dream of performing in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
“Concrete Rose” by Angie Thomas
The son of a gang legend tries to go straight for the sake of his own newborn child and finds his efforts challenged by a loved one's brutal murder.
“All the Children Are Home” by Patry Francis
Two long-term foster parents in a mid-20th-century Massachusetts community reluctantly take in an abused Indigenous girl who strengthens their family's bonds in unexpected ways.
“The Divines” by Ellie Eaton
Piecing together memories from her teen years at an elite English boarding school, Josephine gradually exposes a violent secret explaining why the once-prestigious institution abruptly closed in disgrace.
“Raft of Stars” by Andrew J. Graff
Fleeing into the woods believing that they have accidentally murdered an abusive parent, two young boys, unaware that they have become the focus of a desperate search, navigate dangerous natural threats in their effort to survive.