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Life on the Refrigerator Door

by Alice Kuipers

'new gen' - Great Fiction for Young Adults Books of the Month eBooks of the Month Family Drama Relationship Stories

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August 2007 Book of the Month

Beautifully told through notes left on the kitchen fridge, here is an intimate glimpse into the lives of a mother who has just discovered she’s got cancer, and her teenage daughter.  This tragic but ultimately uplifting debut novel explores what being a ‘good mother’ or a ‘good daughter’ really means.  It is a reminder of how much can be said in so few words, if only we made the time to say them. It’s utterly compelling and totally unputdownable for parent and teenager alike.

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Life on the Refrigerator Door Synopsis

Dear Claire, I had a stressful weekend. It would be nice to come home and not be made to feel guilty. I hope school was interesting. There's some of the chicken (which was very good, by the way) left over. See you for breakfast. I want to talk to you about something. Mom


Beautifully told through notes left on their kitchen fridge, this is an intimate portrait of the relationship between a hard-working mother and her teenage daughter.


Stunningly sad but ultimately uplifting, it is about being a 'good mother' or a 'good daughter', and is a reminder of how much can be said in so few words, if only we made the time to say them.

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Life on the Refrigerator Door Press Reviews

'Very original and touching' Joanne Harris


'I loved it. It made me cry' Geri Halliwell

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ISBN: 9780230531376
Publication date: 03/08/2007
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780230531376
Publication date: 3rd August 2007
Author: Alice Kuipers
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 240 pages
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction, Books of the Month, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Relationship Stories,
Categories: General fiction (Children's / Teenage),

About Alice Kuipers

Alice Kuipers was born in London in 1979. She studied at Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan Universities. In 2003, she moved to Saskatoon, Canada, where she now lives. Life on the Refrigerator Door is her first novel.

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