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3.82 out of 53.82 out of 53.82 out of 53.82 out of 53.82 out of 5 3.82 (11 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alice Kuipers Narrator: Dana Delany, Amanda Seyfried Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2007 ISBN: 9780061554308
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Claire and her mother are running out of time, but they don't know it. Not yet. Claire is wrapped up with the difficulties of her bourgeoning adulthood—boys, school, friends, identity; Claire's mother, a single mom, is rushed off her feet both at work and at home. They rarely find themselves in the same room at the same time, and it often seems that the only thing they can count on are notes to each other on the refrigerator door. When home is threatened by a crisis, their relationship experiences a momentous change. Forced to reevaluate the delicate balance between their personal lives and their bond as mother and daughter, Claire and her mother find new love and devotion for one another deeper than anything they had ever imagined.

Heartfelt, touching and unforgettable, Life on the Refrigerator Door deftly captures the impenetrable fabric that connects mothers and daughters throughout the world and delivers universal lessons about love in a wonderfully simple and poignant narrative.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Very original and touching.”      

    Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat

  • “Kuipers’s haunting debut unfolds like a flip book of half-drawn images too swiftly ended…Bittersweet, funny and achingly real,…Kuipers captures the anxiety surrounding tragedy and conveys the importance of fully experiencing life…Delivers a strong, emotional reminder about the importance of loved ones, even through times of unceasing complications and challenges.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • Longlisted forCarnegie Medal for Literature
  • A New York Times Best Book for Teens

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Kristie | 6/27/2011

    " This is easy and difficult to read. Easy because you can sit for a few minutes and finish the book. The format is unique and interesting. Difficult because it deals with real and heavy emotions. The story unravels by reading replies to notes on the refrigerator door. This is a must-read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helen | 6/7/2011

    " Everyone should buy and read this book, for cancer research "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 5/28/2011

    " excellently executed, completely representative of a true mother daughter relationship. very quick to read and finish but very poignant and well worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Haley | 5/25/2011

    " Warming, unique and touching. A great quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue | 5/23/2011

    " I listened to this as an audiobook, performed by Amanday Seyfried and Dana Delaney. They were perfect for their roles.

    At the end, I cried in the middle of the grocery store! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 5/21/2011

    " I read this book years ago and loved it. Surprised at others reviews of their anger/frustration with mother and daughter. I dont' remember that at all... and I liked the post-it note writing form too. I recommend it, check it out from your library, won't cost a thing! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elsie | 5/16/2011

    " this should be a wake up call to all of us "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 5/13/2011

    " Life on the Refrigerator Door made me cry. As in really bawling. It was so heart-warming. Fast paced but super meaningful and touching. I love the creativity of how it was written with the fridge notes. I really admire how the author can say so much in so little words. Must read! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lindsay | 5/12/2011

    " I didn't really like this book. It was given to me as a gift and it's not really my style. It was however an easy read and I did take something from it: it reminded me that we shouldn't take our family for granted. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gregory A | 5/8/2011

    " easy read. i read it within 35 minutes. you get angry, sad, and happy with both the characters. especially claire. i love how the book is written in notes and letters. which is so cool. i loved it. (: highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 5/4/2011

    " Good, quick read. I would recommend taking an hour to read the whole thing at once. It reaches a bit, but overall, very good. "

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About the Author

ALICE KUIPERS is the award-winning, bestselling author of four previous novels, Life on the Refrigerator Door, The Worst Thing She Ever Did, 40 Things I Want to Tell You and The Death of Us, and two picture books. Her work has been published in twenty-nine countries. She lives in Saskatoon.

Web: alicekuipers.com

Facebook: Alice Kuipers

Twitter: @AliceKuipers