Life on the Refrigerator Door: Notes Between a Mother and Daughter, a novel

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 240 pages
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Claire and her mother are running out of time, but they don't know it. Not yet. Claire is wrapped up with the difficulties of her bourgeoning adulthood—boys, school, friends, identity; Claire's mother, a single mom, is rushed off her feet both at work and at home. They rarely find themselves in the same room at the same time, and it often seems that the only thing they can count on are notes to each other on the refrigerator door. When home is threatened by a crisis, their relationship experiences a momentous change. Forced to reevaluate the delicate balance between their personal lives and their bond as mother and daughter, Claire and her mother find new love and devotion for one another deeper than anything they had ever imagined.

Heartfelt, touching, and unforgettable, Life on the Refrigerator Door is a glimpse into the lives of mothers and daughters everywhere. In this deeply touching novel told through a series of notes written from a loving mother and her devoted fifteen-year-old daughter, debut author Alice Kuipers deftly captures the impenetrable fabric that connects mothers and daughters throughout the world. Moving and rich with emotion, Life on the Refrigerator Door delivers universal lessons about love in a wonderfully simple and poignant narrative.

 

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User Review  - Erika.D - LibraryThing

Super fast light read. I thought it would be just a teen, mother-daughter relationship book but things change when mom is diagnosed with cancer. Prepare yourself for tissues and tears. If you enjoyed Fault in Our Stars, you will enjoy this one. Read full review

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User Review  - 2wonderY - LibraryThing

Short, yes. I got impatient with this narration as I couldn't buy into the characters. If skimpy notes on the refrigerator is the basis for this family's life, it makes me too ill to finish it, no ... Read full review

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ALICE KUIPERS is the award-winning, bestselling author of four previous novels, Life on the Refrigerator Door, The Worst Thing She Ever Did, 40 Things I Want to Tell You and The Death of Us, and two picture books. Her work has been published in twenty-nine countries. She lives in Saskatoon.

Web: alicekuipers.com

Facebook: Alice Kuipers

Twitter: @AliceKuipers

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