January Scaller's childhood is filled with treasures from far-off places, sent back by an absent father to the sprawling estate of his employer. She is little more than another keepsake herself, but spends her time trying to fashion herself into a well-bred young lady, who minds her manners and doesn't make too much noise. But when a mysterious book falls into her hands, she is confronted by the fact that the world she thought she knew is altogether too magical to be explained, or to pass through quietly and well-behaved. She discovers the ten thousand doors - portals to other worlds, where things and people leak through like light, spreading stories and sharing magic - and that she might be the key to them all. This book is its own sort of portal, romantic and tender, with a heroine whose discovery of herself and her history is as inspiring as the journey she embarks on. Brilliant and evocative of every time you've ever looked out the window and wished you could step through the panes to another world, filled with undiscovered mysteries, The Ten Thousand Doors of January is a debut you won't want to miss, so pick it up and let it sweep you away! - Kylie
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
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.