Under the Whispering Door
Books | Fiction / Fantasy / Contemporary
A NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, AND INDIE BESTSELLEROne of Buzzfeed's "Best Books of 2022"!An Indie Next Pick!A Locus Awards Top Ten Finalist for Fantasy NovelA Man Called Ove meets The Good Place in Under the Whispering Door, a delightful queer love story from TJ Klune, author of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller The House in the Cerulean Sea.Welcome to Charon's Crossing.The tea is hot, the scones are fresh, and the dead are just passing through.When a reaper comes to collect Wallace from his own funeral, Wallace begins to suspect he might be dead.And when Hugo, the owner of a peculiar tea shop, promises to help him cross over, Wallace decides he’s definitely dead.But even in death he’s not ready to abandon the life he barely lived, so when Wallace is given one week to cross over, he sets about living a lifetime in seven days.Hilarious, haunting, and kind, Under the Whispering Door is an uplifting story about a life spent at the office and a death spent building a home.
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"You absolutely must read this. This book educates its audience on the importance of life, but also death. Death doesn’t always mean it’s ‘the end’. What a fantastical book about human growth, emotions, and change. The story was so inspiring, as even those who are at their lowest can still be redeemed. I was so glad to see these characters grow and learn from each other, building a bond stronger than death itself. Life is what you make of it, so never waste it. There’s so much left to do. ❤️✨"
"This was a fantasy romance that I didn't expect. I'm not into romance but this was a pleasant story. I loved that way the race and ethnicity of the characters were introduced and how the love story developed (so naturally)."