A Hall of Keys and No Doors
A Hall of Keys and No Doors by Emmie Mears
Emmie Mears
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ISBN Numbers
Hardcover: 978-1-64397-080-6
Softcover:  978-1-946006-01-1
Ebook:        978-1-948540-19-3
LCCN: 2016952685

Page Count: 384
Release Date: 9/6/2016
Fiction / Contemporary
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“I feel like this book will stay with me…a very rich book and I can truly recommend it.”
— Avalinahs Books blog
“A story grounded in reality yet full of magic. Compelling, honest, and heartfelt, A Hall of Keys and No Doors is a must-read!”
— Readers' Favorite
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“The concept for this story is amazing, and quickly draws the reader in. Characters and the world building were well-defined and extraordinarily believable and the characters are sensitive and accurate.”
— InD'Tale Magazine
Ella Keyes thought the death of her twin brother Stuart was the last time she'd let life surprise her. She's up for tenure at her university, she escaped a doomed engagement, and her fluffy cat knows exactly when to expect her home every day. But when her grandmother passes and leaves Ella her house, Ella discovers that the third floor corridor of keys is more than just a family pun. The seemingly-unremarkable keys don't unlock any doors in the house, but each time Ella touches one, something in her life shifts. Her life's carefully-grown roots are ripped out of their soil. Flowers bloom in the middle of a Buffalo winter. A blind date with the wrong person ends up being just maybe the right one. Her grandmother's batty twin sister turns up every day searching for something even she doesn't know how to identify, and Ella's parents refuse to return her calls.

Worse, she finds trinkets from Stuart everywhere she goes, ghosts of a game they used to play. The leash she's kept on life's surprises for three years has snapped, and Ella will have to learn that the road to peace starts with letting go of control and that sometimes the best family you have is the family you build.
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“I loved this novel…A powerful story about the choices we make and don’t make.
— Anne Marie Bennett, Author of All You Need is Love and Lilacs
“I was caught from the first page…[I] loved it!
— Kaye Barley, Meanderings & Musings blog
“…magical, bittersweet, and heartbreaking…
— Mariola Szczesny, Librarian at Park Forest Public Library
“…interesting and unique…I don't read a lot of fantasy, but enjoyed this one.
— Paul Van Ness, LibraryThing Reviewer
“I loved this gentle, quiet story about grief and loss, and how family and friend relationships can help and hurt. Highly recommended!
— Suzanne Bart, NetGalley Reviewer
“…a good novel for long, winter evening.
— Katarzyna Sztermer, Goodreads Reviewer