Every Heart A Doorway


Maura: I love stories that deal with the aftermath of the Great Adventure, and this one is beautiful, a bit heartbreaking, but ultimately full of hope. If you were the sort of kid who always kept an eye out for a door into your own Fairyland, this is the book for you.

“Every day I wake up a little more linear, a little less lost, and one day I’ll be one of the women who says ‘I had the most charming dream,’ and I’ll mean it. Old enough to know what I’m losing in the process of being found.” 


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More Portals and their Aftermath:

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

Like the fairylands of your childhood before they turned into Christian allegories and commentary on the gold standard.

Maura: I've bought at least six copies of this book, but still don't own a physical copy because I've given them all away in a quest to get as many people as possible to read it. There are a lot of people in the world through, so it might be awhile before I get to you—you should probably just buy a copy.

"One ought not to judge her: all children are Heartless. They have not grown a heart yet, which is why they can climb high trees and say shocking things and leap so very high grown-up hearts flutter in terror. Hearts weigh quite a lot. That is why it takes so long to grow one."

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