Growing Up Literary: Coming-of-Age Debuts | The Reader’s Shelf, May 1, 2016

Coming-of-age stories are an indelible part of literature; from Huckleberry to Scout, the characters that fill their pages are iconic. Here are six debuts that explore, through a wide range of mode and method, the painful path to maturity.

Short Stories: A Master Returns and Debuts Make the Scene | Wyatt’s World

Storyteller Bass is back; Dacey’s stories echo with hope, fear, and want; Gustine reveals the weight and complexity of the everyday; Majka creates a strongly tonal backdrop; debuter Parker pulls no punches