Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
It’s the beginning of the 20th Century and January has a good life but she just doesn’t feel she fits in. She lives in Locke House with her guardian as her father travels the world bringing back treasures for Mr. Locke’s archaeological society. She longs to join her father on adventures but she is also content to lose herself in her books and stories. Raised to be a young lady she still craves adventure and while on a journey to a symposium with her guardian to middle America she wanders off and finds a door. On the other side of the door in the middle of a field is a cliff and an ocean and… Unsure that what she experienced was real she forgets it for a time but the memory is always there. She always wonders about the door and if that door was real, are there others?
The prose is lyrical and descriptive and just plain captivating. Even if you aren’t a fan of magical realism I think you’ll get lost in the words and the story. I both read and listened to this one and both were equally enjoyable experiences.