Life on the Refrigerator Door
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... show more
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 is a glimpse into the lives of mothers and daughters everywhere. In this deeply touching novel told through a series of notes written from a loving mother and her devoted fifteen-year-old daughter, debut author Alice Kuipers deftly captures the impenetrable fabric that connects mothers and daughters throughout the world. Moving and rich with emotion, Life on the Refrigerator Door delivers universal lessons about love in a wonderfully simple and poignant narrative.
Publish date: September 1st 2007
Pages no: 220
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Realistic Fiction
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
I found the writing style of this one, quite interesting.. The whole thing is narrated through refrigerator notes that mother and daughter leave for each other. You get to learn how their relationship is and what problems they face. (I don't know about you, but I never communicated with my mother li...
3.5 actually, since i always feel weird about this book. on the one hand, the whole book is written in notes. notes that are posted on the refrigerator door. most of those notes are lists- to do lists, buy lists, i love, i'll be home at, i went to, don't forget to feed. etc, etc. trutfully, we don't...
Life on the Refrigerator Door started off as pretty weird to me. I mean, a story within sticky notes on a fridge. I was like "Man that's pretty weird", but then I had a sad realization that communicating nowadays is really just made up of a few sentences. Within those notes, you could really see the...
This is a bittersweet story of a Mom and her 15/16 year old daughter – written through notes on their refrigerator door. I love epistolary books, and so I couldn’t help myself when I saw this one. While reading this though, I couldn’t help but think: Why don’t you guys put down the pen and try to ac...
Hmmm. Da muss ich jetzt erstmal überlegen, wie ich das nu finde...