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Thirteen doorways, wolves behind them all / Laura Ruby.

Ruby, Laura, (author.).

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  • 1 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ada Public Library Y RUB (Text) 33500013142856 New Checked out 08/19/2020
Hawley Public Library Y RUB (Text) 33500013142864 New Checked out 08/26/2020
Hallock Public Library ya RUB (Text) 35500006222812 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062317643
  • ISBN: 0062317644
  • Physical Description: 384 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins, 2019

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When Frankie's mother died and her father left her and her siblings at an orphanage in Chicago, it was supposed to be only temporary - just long enough for him to get back on his feet and be able to provide for them once again. That's why she is not prepared for the day that 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 alongside so many other orphans, 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, Frankie must find something worth holding on to in the ruins of this shattered America - every minute of every day spent wondering if the life she's able to carve out will be enough. I will admit I do not know if it will be. But I will be watching, waiting to find out. That's what ghosts do. -- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 July #1
    *Starred Review* It's 1941 and Chicago is full of ghosts. Ghosts reliving their traumatic deaths; ghosts seeking revenge; ghosts enjoying the lakeshore; and ghosts that quietly (and sometimes not so quietly) observe the living. One such living girl is Frankie, who's stuck in an orphanage with her sister, Toni, because their father can't afford (or doesn't want) to take care of them. The ghost narrating Printz winner Ruby's (Bone Gap, 2015) enchanting latest watches Frankie make friends, resent her father, fear the cruelty of the nuns, enjoy secret sweet moments with a boy, and try to keep her sister out of trouble. Frankie's gradual coming of age, with all its joy and heartbreak, is the core of the story, but told alongside the many stories of the ghosts on the margins, who experience joy and heartbreak of their own, it takes on ever more depth. Ruby's delicate, powerful storytelling—it's as if each word carries deliberate weight—draws out potent connections among women living in different eras, and the places where their stories overlap captivatingly demonstrate the varied ways anger, love, strength, vengeance, and forgiveness appear. If that sounds esoteric, never fear: Ruby's well-wrought, multifaceted characters, both living and dead, are front and center of this moving novel. But the constellation collectively shaped by those characters' stories reveals profound, bewitching truths about the vast, sometimes cruel, sometimes loving, possibilities of human nature. Subtle and stunning. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Orphans > Juvenile fiction.
Ghost stories.
Depressions > 1929 > Juvenile fiction.
World War II > Juvenile fiction.
Chicago (Ill.) > 20th century > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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