Books tagged: Narrative Theme: Coming Of Age

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My Brother Chuck

By Andrew Evans

My Brother Chuck is a touching and insightful look at growing up male in the 50s and 60s. Growing up in a peaceful suburban families, two dissimilar brothers attempt to apply the life-lessons from their parents with varying degrees of success. Little brother Chuck is a born salesman, ... Read more

My True and Complete Adventures as a Wannabe Voyageur

By Phyllis Rudin

Winner of the Cover Design Award at the 2018 Alberta Book Publishing Awards!

In Phyllis Rudin's coming-of-age story, Benjie Gabai is convinced he's been the victim of a terrible cosmic hoax. Instead of being born in the 18th century as a French-Canadian voyageur, God has plunked ... Read more

North East

By Wendy McGrath

In North East, Wendy McGrath expands on the story she began with Santa Rosa, as a working class couple living in 1960s Edmonton drift further apart while their young daughter tries to understand something she senses is hiding under the surface of her family and her neighbourhood. ... Read more

On the Shores of Darkness, There Is Light

By Cordelia Strube
Narrator Michelle Monteith & Scott Gorman

Harriet is 11 going on 30. Her mixed-media art is a source of wonder to her younger brother, Irwin, but an unmitigated horror to the panoply of insufficiently grown-up grown-ups who surround her. She plans to run away to Algonquin Park, hole up in a cabin like Tom Thomson and ... Read more

Proof I Was Here

By Becky Blake

Days after arriving in Barcelona, Niki’s world is upended when her fiancé calls off the engagement. Unwilling to face a looming assault charge in Toronto, she turns to life on the streets. Living among pickpockets, squatters and graffiti artists in a city she barely knows, ... Read more

Reversing Time

By Charlotte Mendel

A fast-paced fantasy YA novel that explores vital themes in today’s society – such as climate change and the environment – within the context of an exciting page-turner. This timely adventure story will empower and excite young people at the same time

Salvation of Yasch Siemens, The

By Armin Wiebe
Afterword by Nathan Dueck

Born "on the wrong side of the double dike" in the mythical Mennonite village of Gutenthal, Yasch Siemens seems destined for a life as a hired hand in love with the wrong girl. But all of that changes when he meets Oata Needarp. Oata is determined to make Yasch hers, and it ... Read more


By Alex Pugsley

In ten vividly told stories, Shimmer follows characters through relationships, within social norms, and across boundaries of all kinds as they shimmer into and out of each other’s lives.

Outside a 7-Eleven, teen boys Veeper and Wendell try to decide what to do with their night, ... Read more