The Door Is Open


This website is for members of the press only. To order a free complimentary review copy please add the book to your cart, check out as a “guest” and at “Order Confirmation” enter the coupon code of “press” and you will not have to enter in any payment information. You will receive a free complimentary review copy of the book within 2 to 3 weeks.

Click Here to download front cover of book

Click Here to download the press release

The Door is Open

By: Jacqueline Sciaky Wallace

About the Book

No signs, no warning; we suddenly come to a barrier, a whole tree laid across the road, guarded by two German soldiers. We stop: my father, David, gets out of the car and walks over to the somber, green-helmeted soldiers guarding the tree barrier, blocking access to the other side of the road.

David asks in French how the cars can cross the road, gesturing to the tree barrier. The soldiers gesture back and speak to David in German, asking for his papers. David keeps showing them the map, acting as if he does not understand German, pointing to the road on the other side of the barrier. The soldiers gesture back; they yell in German that the road cannot be crossed, “Verboten.”


(2019, Paperback, 172 pages)