Closed Doors

Closed Doors

A Novel

Book - 2014
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"[A] young boy on a small Scottish island, where everyone knows everything about everyone else, discovers that a secret can be a dangerous thing. Eleven-year-old Michael Murray is the best at two things: hacky sack and keeping secrets. His family thinks he's too young to hear grown-up stuff, but he listens at doors--it's the only way to find out anything. And Michael's heard a secret, one that may explain the bruises on his mother's face. When the whispers at home and on the street become too loud to ignore, Michael begins to wonder if there is an even bigger secret he doesn't know about. Scared of what might happen if anyone finds out, and desperate for life to return to normal, Michael sets out to piece together the truth. But he also has to prepare for the upcoming talent show, keep an eye out for Dirty Alice--his archnemesis from down the street--and avoid eating Granny's watery stew" --
Published: New York, NY :, HarperCollins,, [2014]
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780062271891
Branch Call Number: F ODO
Characteristics: 249 pages ;,22 cm


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Nov 08, 2017

This is well-written and may be good for a Book Club. There is a lot to discuss in this novel about families. What makes a family...what do you owe much should children be sheltered? Well worth the read.

Apr 25, 2015

Cannot wait to read this! Loved The Death of Bees

debwalker May 27, 2014

Family secrets from the perspective of a child....from the author of the award-winning The Death of Bees


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