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The Ten Thousand Doors of January (Compact Disc)

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This is a novel of urgent and aching beauty. It’s a story about coming of age, about triumph in the face of tragedy, and about the power of magic, love, and dreams—and holding on to those dreams even when the stately order of the world threatens to crush them beneath its grinding wheels. Alix Harrow is an incredible writer, and everything about this novel—from its fabulously drawn characters to its outstanding plotting and pacing to its gorgeous worldbuilding—sweeps you effortlessly into its story. This is a stunning and gorgeously written debut novel with a ferociously beating heart, and Harrow is an exceptional talent. I can’t wait to read whatever she writes next.

— Stuart

I was tricked into reading this book. From the description, I must have assumed it was a kids book. Well, I have never been so happy to be tricked in my life because it was SO GOOD. I don't even have words to describe it yet. If you like fantasy--good fantasy, which always grapples with the issues of our world, whether or not it is set here--this book is for you. I'm so sad it's over! I wish I hadn't read it, only so I could read it for the first time again. Also, this may be the worst book review I have ever written and I don't care because the important thing is the book. Read it.

— Stephanie

Three paragraphs were all it took to pull me all the way into this intriguing portal fantasy. The entire book, Alix Harrow’s debut novel, lives up to the promise of its auspicious beginning. Set in the early 1900s, The Ten Thousand Doors of January transports the reader through secret magic openings to places of wonder and mystery. This is a book about books, a story about stories, a tale of courage, love, and family ties across time and space. Imaginative and enchanting!

— Trey

September 2019 Indie Next List

“This is one of the most beautifully written pieces of magical fiction I’ve ever read. I was obsessed with the book within the first two pages. Take an unforgettable journey with January Scaller through doors of lost worlds and heart-wrenching love stories. This book shows just how much power a story can hold, especially with the right storyteller at the helm. I could re-read this book countless times and still find new treasures that speak to me!”
— Alexa Butler, Beach Books, Seaside, OR

Summer 2020 Reading Group Indie Next List

“I didn’t want this novel to end! Filled with magic, adventure, and—even during its darkest moments—hope, Harrow’s sweeping and whimsical storytelling is enchanting. Set in the early 1900s, the novel follows January’s journey of pinpointing her own individual identity as well as discovering her parents’ pasts. The Ten Thousand Doors of January is a stunning debut novel and a perfect read for any fantasy fan!”
— Isabel Pless, Phoenix Books Essex, Essex Junction, VT


In the early 1900s, a young woman embarks on a fantastical journey of self-discovery after finding a mysterious book in this captivating and lyrical debut. In a sprawling mansion filled with peculiar treasures, January Scaller is a curiosity herself. As the ward of the wealthy Mr. Locke, she feels little different from the artifacts that decorate the halls: carefully maintained, largely ignored, and utterly out of place. Then she finds a strange book. A book that carries the scent of other worlds, and tells a tale of secret doors, of love, adventure and danger. Each page turn reveals impossible truths about the world and January discovers a story increasingly entwined with her own.Lush and richly imagined, a tale of impossible journeys, unforgettable love, and the enduring power of stories awaits in Alix E. Harrow's spellbinding debut--step inside and discover its magic. Early praise for The Ten Thousand Doors of January: Many worlds, vanishing doors, mind-cracking magic: I clung to each page, searching for answers. This is one of the most unique works of fiction I've ever read --Tamora Pierce, New York Times bestselling authorA gorgeous, aching love letter to stories, storytellers and the doors they lead us through...absolutely enchanting. -- Christina Henry, national bestselling author of Lost Boys and AliceWith lush writing and a sense of wonder, The Ten Thousand Doors of January examines power, progress, and identity. It is an adventure in the best and grandest sense. --Erika Swyler, national bestselling author of The Book of Speculation.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781549101069
ISBN-10: 1549101064
Publisher: Redhook
Publication Date: September 10th, 2019
Language: English
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Created At: 3/24/2019 08:53pm
Last Updated At: 9/19/2020 02:43pm