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*Canceled*SML Book Club Discussion - Thirteen Doorways, Wolves behind Them All

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

The next pick for the SML Book Discussion is Thirteen Doorways, Wolves behind Them All by Laura Ruby. This book, targeted for young adults, has a wide appeal to all ages and was a finalist for the National Book Awards 2020. The NPR review had this summary for the book :

Frankie isn't an orphan — her father is very much alive — but she lives with her brother and sister at an orphanage in Chicago. Her father left them there once her mother was gone. When he turns up to visit with train tickets west, she thinks things are finally looking up. But then it turns out that there aren't any tickets for Frankie or her sister. Only her brother is joining her father's new family, and Frankie and her sister are left behind, abandoned indefinitely. A spirit wanders the halls of the orphanage. Pearl whispers to the girls and tickles the babies and wonders about the other ghosts she encounters. Most of all, she watches Frankie. There's something about Frankie that pushes Pearl a little closer to life. As she tells us Frankie's story, she circles her own and begins to remember all things that she's forgotten. Both girls face terrible consequences for daring to find love, and as Frankie strives to make a life for herself in a broken world, Pearl struggles to come to terms with the hardships that ended her own. If you want to reserve a copy of the book click  here.

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