A Door Near Here

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Turtleback Books, Jan 1, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 231 pages
13 Reviews
Without even noticing, 15-year-old Katherine has become the head of her household. She hasn't had time to notice. Her single mother, an out-of-work alcoholic, has been in bed for weeks, leaving Katherine and her three younger siblings to band together and fend for themselves. But it has gotten harder and harder to maintain any sort of stability. There's no time for housework, food and money are running out, and the kids' teachers are starting to get suspicious. Worst of all, Katherine's youngest sister, Alisa, seems to be losing her grip on reality; she is obsessed with finding a door to the imaginary land of Narnia. And the longer they all struggle to maintain their pretense of normality, the more they have to fear -- and to lose.

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User Review  - Tara Hale - Goodreads

This book really hits home, I grew up with an alcoholic mother and had many of the same struggles. It's the first book I have ever read that stuck with me. I'll always remember it. Read full review

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User Review  - TheLibraryOfSarah - Goodreads

Very good! I love how the character kept notebooks, I love when characters write. It was so interesting seeing how each sister mentally survived and how they made it from one day to the next. Read full review

About the author (2000)

Quarles received her B.A. from Gordon College, and her M.F.A. from Emerson.

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