Under the Whispering Door

Under the Whispering Door

by TJ Klune (Author)

An Indie Next Pick!

A 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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Under the Whispering Door: A Journey of Love, Forgiveness, and Acceptance

TJ Klune's heartwarming novel, "Under the Whispering Door," takes readers on an extraordinary journey of love, forgiveness, and acceptance through the eyes of Wallace Price, a man who unexpectedly finds himself dead.

Wallace, a pragmatist and a man of logic, is thrust into the unknown realm of the afterlife, where he encounters a quirky and enigmatic tea shop owner named Hugo. Hugo, a reaper, guides Wallace through the emotional turmoil of his untimely death and helps him come to terms with the regrets and missed opportunities of his past.

As Wallace embarks on his journey through the enigmatic tea shop, he meets a colorful cast of characters, each with their own unique stories and lessons to teach. There's Mei, a ghost with a secret past; Nelson, a demon struggling with his own demons; and Apollo, a dog who holds the key to Wallace's ultimate redemption.

Through his interactions with these unforgettable characters, Wallace begins to understand the profound beauty and interconnectedness of life and death. He learns to confront his fears, embrace his vulnerabilities, and ultimately, find healing and forgiveness.

"Under the Whispering Door" is a masterfully crafted tale that explores the universal themes of love, loss, and the search for meaning in life. Klune's writing is lyrical and evocative, painting a vivid and immersive world that lingers long after the story has ended.

This heartwarming novel is a testament to the power of human connection and the transformative journey of self-discovery. It reminds us that even in the face of death, there is always hope for redemption, growth, and the possibility of a new beginning.


390 pages