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Life On The Refrigerator Door

by (author) Alice Kuipers

Publisher
HarperCollins Canada
Initial publish date
May 2012
Category
General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780002006804
    Publish Date
    Aug 2009
    List Price
    $10.99
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780002006798
    Publish Date
    Aug 2007
    List Price
    $19.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781443403603
    Publish Date
    May 2012
    List Price
    $9.99
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780061370496
    Publish Date
    Aug 2007
    List Price
    $15.95 USD
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780061374746
    Publish Date
    Mar 2008
    List Price
    $15.95 USD
  • Downloadable audio file

    ISBN
    9780061554308
    Publish Date
    Aug 2007
    List Price
    $11.99 USD

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Description

Life on the Refrigerator Door is a poignant and deeply moving first novel about the bonds of love and frustration that tie mothers and daughters together. Told entirely in a series of notes left on the kitchen fridge—some casual, some intimate, some funny, some angry—it is the story of nine months in the life of 15-year-old Claire and her single mother.

Preoccupied with their busy separate lives, rarely in the same room at the same time, they talk to each other in a series of short snippets that reflect the daily drama of school, boyfriends, work and chores that make up their days. Yet the mundane soon becomes extraordinary when a crisis overtakes their lives—a momentous change that will redefine their relationship and unfold in their exchanges on the refrigerator door.

Short, powerful and unforgettable, Kuipers’ novel looks deep into the complex relationship between mothers and daughters, and the distances that can open up between people who live together but exist in their own worlds. Unfolding in a wonderfully simple and intimate narrative, Life on the Refrigerator Door will appeal to readers across the generations, delivering universal lessons about love.

About the author

ALICE KUIPERS is the award-winning author of three previous novels, Life On The Refrigerator Door, The Worst Thing She Ever Did and 40 Things I Want To Tell You, and the picture book The Best Ever Bookworm Book by Violet and Victor Small. Her work has been published to critical acclaim in twenty-nine countries. She lives in Saskatoon.

WEB: AliceKuipers.com

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Editorial Reviews

“Bittersweet, funny and achingly real… a strong, emotional reminder about the importance of loved ones, even through times of unceasing complications and challenges.” — Publishers Weekly

“It will leave you thinking about it long after you’ve closed the pages… a shining example of how much we can say in so few words.” — Winnipeg Free Press

“Outstandingly original and clever… often unbearably moving.” — Scotland on Sunday

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