Image of the book: The House of Six Doors: A Novel by Patricia Selbert

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  • The Novel

    “An engaging, sincere and powerful account of an immigrant family chasing the American dream.” Kirkus Reviews

    “Patricia Selbert is an author with genuine knowledge of immigrating to the United States. The research and compassion are evident. With a compelling plot and characters, the reader is held from the early going, experiencing the colorful Caribbean culture in matching verse.” -The US Review of Books

  • The Memoir

    This memoir reveals the difficulties of the immigrant's experience. The author chronicles the emotions immigrants feel as they  grieve the absence of their culture of origin, discover a new language and culture, and integrate them with their past. Learners of English as a second language will relate to this powerful story and be inspired by it (193 pages).

Image of the book: The House of Six Doors: An Immigrant's Memoir by Patricia Selbert

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  • 2013 Indie Book Award

    An Immigrant's Story, The House of Six Doors Abridged, has been named the winner in the Multicultural Non-Fiction category of the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

  • 2011 Best Book Award

    Thank you USA Book News for selecting The House of Six Doors as Winner of Multicultural Fiction and Finalist in Women’s Lit and General Fiction categories.

  • 2011
    Eric Hoffer Award

    The House of Six Doors has been chosen as the 1st Runner Up for General Fiction for the Eric Hoffer Award which recognizes excellence in independent publishing.

  • San Francisco Book Festival Award

    The House of Six Doors is Runner Up in the Teenage category in the 2011 San Francisco Book Festival!

  • Pico Iyer on The House of Six Doors

    Reknown author, Pico Iyer, Introduces The House of Six Doors and Patricia Selbert at the University of Santa Barbara Multicultural Center, May 19, 2011.