A Door Near Here (Paperback)
|Author: Heather Quarles|
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Publisher: Laurel Leaf Library
Publish Date: 2/1/2000
Dimensions: (in Inches) 7H x 4.25L x 0.75T
Age Range: 16 to UP
|Without even noticing, Katherine has become the head of her household. She hasn't had time to notice. Her single mother, an out-of-work alcoholic, has been in bed for weeks, leaving Katherine and her three siblings to fend for themselves. But it has gotten harder and harder to maintain any sort of stability. There's no time for housework, food and money are running out, and the kids' teachers are getting suspicious. Worst of all, Katherine's youngest sister, Alisa, seems to be losing her grip on reality; she is obsessed with finding a door to the imaginary land of Narnia. And the longer they all struggle to maintain their pretense of normality, the more they have to fear -- and to lose.|
From the Publisher:
Fifteenyearold Katherine becomes the leader of the household after her alcoholic mother decides to spend her days in bed, yet as the money begins to run out and the days between school and work become even longer, a sense of stability within the family begins to fade. Reprint.