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Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All

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Finalist, National Book Awards 2019 for Young People’s Literature

Author: Laura Ruby

Published:1 Oct 2019

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From the author of Printz Medal winner Bone Gap comes the unforgettable story of two young womenone living, one deaddealing with loss, desire, and the fragility of the American dream during WWII.

When Frankies mother died and her father left her and her siblings at an orphanage in Chicago, it was supposed to be only temporaryjust long enough for him to get back on his feet and be able to provide for them once again. Thats why Frankie’s 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 orphanstwo young, unwanted women doing everything they can to survive.

And as the embers of the Great Depression are kindledinto 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 somethingworth holding on to in theruins ofthis shattered Americaevery minute of every day spent wondering if the lifeshe’s able to carve out will be enough.

I will admit I do not know the answer. But I will be watching, waiting to find out.

Thats what ghosts do.

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