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Seven Treasures: On Stuff that “Digs In,” guest post by author Alice Kuipers

Alice Kuipers

Alice Kuipers

Bestselling author ALICE KUIPERS was born in London. She moved to Canada in 2003. Her first novel, Life on the Refrigerator Door, was published in 28 countries and won several awards. Since then, she has published two further award-winning YA novels internationally, with a fourth, The Death of Us, released earlier this month. Alice has three small children and she began writing picture books for them. Her first picture book, Violet and Victor Write The Best Ever Bookworm Book, will be published in December this year. Alice’s website is full of tips and hints for those of you who want to become writers too. Find her here:, or on Twitter, Facebook, or Goodreads. The Death of Us Blog Tour started September 2: #DeathofUsBT

Here is Alice’s contribution, with a twist, to my Seven Treasures memoir series.


I don’t like stuff. It weighs me down. I regularly go through the objects in my house and put them into various boxes: to donate, to chuck, to gift. When I look at piles of things, I feel cluttered inside, stressed out, and I find myself removing, tidying, emptying. There’s an essay by E.B. White where he talks about how stuff clings. He writes, “Under ordinary circumstances, the only stuff that leaves a home is paper trash and garbage; everything else stays on and digs in.”

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Thursday, September 11th, 2014