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Thirteen Doorways

Coming in October 2019

Thirteen Doorways

From the author of the Printz Medal Winter Bone Gap comes a tale of two young women—one living, one dead—dealing with loss, desire, and the fragility of the American dream.

When Frankie's mother died and her father left her and her siblings at an orphanage in Chicago, she thought it was only temporary—just long enough for him to get back on his feet. That's why she is not prepared for the day he arrives for his weekend visit with a new woman on his arm and out-of-state train tickets in his pocket.

Now Frankie and her sister, Toni, are abandoned at the orphanage, two young unwanted women doing everything they can to survive. And as the embers of the Great Depression are kindled into the fires of World War II, and the shadows of injustice, poverty, and death walk the streets in broad daylight, it will be up to Frankie to find something worth holding on to in the ruins of this shattered America—every minute of every day wondering if the life she is able to carve out will be enough.

I will admit, I don't know the answer to this last question. But I will be watching, waiting to find out.

That's what ghosts do.

 

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Balzer + Bray (October 2019), 384 pages, ISBN: 978-0062317643

LAURA'S BOOKS FOR TEENS:
Thirteen Doorways
Bone Gap
Bad Apple
Play Me
Good Girls