Friday, July 25, 2008

Life on the Refrigerator Door by Alice Kuipers

Life on the Refrigerator Door by Alice Kuipers
ISBN: 978-0-06-137049-6
Pages: 220
Inside Flap Description:

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 burgeoning 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 d\eeper than anything they had ever imagined.

My Rating: A+

This is a quick but not at all light read. It will keep you thinking afterwards for a long time. I think this book will probably stay with me for the rest of my life. It's a perfect example of how life can get away from you, and how you must slow down and take stock in the things that truly matter.

It's wonderfully written and any daughter who has a mother will completely understand the frustrations and fears that are expressed in this book.

I do regret buying it new though. It took me all of 45 minutes to read and I paid 15.00 for it new. Get it used, or from your local library or a friend. But share it with others! I intend to keep an eye out for more books from Alice Kuipers.


  1. This sounds like a really good book! I have not heard of either it or the author, so I will have to check them out!

  2. Just remember, don't buy it. Check it out of the library or borrow it. Or get it from

  3. Wanted to stop over and check your site out, saw you listed at J-kayes. really nice... I saw this book review and have never heard of the book, sounds very relivant to alot of homes these days with single moms, sounds like a really good one, glad i stopped by.

  4. Oh, this is a great read. I hope you get a chance to read it, and you're right it is very relevant in these times.


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