Orphan Doors is Seidl’s inspiring, poignant memoir of survival and personal strength that is certain to resonate with anyone who believes in the resiliency of the human heart. Both deeply felt and delightfully humorous, her firsthand account of an abusive home and abandonment charts her beginnings in a dysfunctional family to her own attempts as an adult to forge a family of her own, a desire at times met with tragedy and ultimately with profound joy. As Seidl rises above dark days and emotional isolation, Orphan Doors offers an uplifting story of hope, happiness, and a good dose of plain silliness. It’s a heartfelt testament to love, reconnection, and the healing power of laughter.
Orphanage sketch, Circa 1900. Courtesy of the Diocese of Green Bay Archives. .
About Orphan Doors
The title Orphan Doors has a dual intent. The first is to represent the physical doors which have a significant presence in the story.
The second is a metaphor which represents any child without an active, loving parent. That sentiment is poured out in the poem at the beginning of the book.