Every Heart a Doorway – Seanan McGuire

Nancy stood frozen in the center of the foyer, her hand locked on the handle of her suitcase as she looked around, trying to find her bearings. She wasn’t sure what she’d been expecting from the “special school” her parents were sending her to, but it certainly hadn’t been this … this elegant country home.

Every Heart a Doorway is a fantastic, beautiful and moving story about estrangement, that will touch your heart in so many ways. Wonderfully told by Seanan McGuire – one of her very best.

Children slipping through gateways into other worlds has always happened – Narnia, Oz, Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland. But what happens, if the children get thrown out of these worlds – even though they want and need to stay?

Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children does its best to help – but can it be enough?

Every Heart a Doorway is the first novella in this series of The Wayward Children. It won the 2016 Nebula Award for best novella, the 2017 Hugo Award for best novella and the 2017 Locus Award for best novella.

There are still novellas in the series to be written and published – and the series so far is still wonderful and important.


Here are some beautiful postcards by Rovina Cai that were given away as promotional material, when the book was published.


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