Monday, 16 February 2009

Life on the Refrigerator Door by Alice Kuipers

"Life on the Refrigerator Door" is told exclusively through notes exchanged by Claire and her mother, Elizabeth, during the course of a life-altering year. Their story builds to an emotional crescendo, which is stunningly sad but ultimately uplifting.

Life on the Refrigerator Door is a brief but poignant read. I usually avoid subjects like this because, quite frankly, the death of a parent scares the hell out of me. However, I'm glad I read it, and I liked it.

Although it's a short book in terms of word count, the characters of Claire and Elizabeth are well developed and realistic, and their situation is heartbreaking. This book serves as a reminder that we can never know just how long we have left with someone, and to spend as much time with family and friends as we possibly can.

6 comments:

H said...

I don't get why the milk bottle is spouting tendrils :/ otherwise, looks interesting!

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

This book had me in floods of tears by the end. I love this cover though, much better than the hardback cover I have.

Bookworm said...

Creepy....my name is Claire and my mom's is Elizabeth...

Melange said...

I like the different cover, though having read the book am unsure how it relates. I did love this book, read it in about 45 minutes last year and cried like a baby.

Lindsay Champion said...

I will take a look at this one, thanks for the recommendation. It sounds very interesting, although I may wait a few months as I recently lost my mother.
lindsay || newyorkwords.net

aklima said...

I cry in the middle in the middle of the night. SURE!!!