Under the Whispering Door

Under the Whispering Door

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Hardback Published on: 28/10/2021
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Under the Whispering Door
Beautiful!
After loving The House in the Cerulean Sea, I couldn’t wait to read more of TJ Klune’s writing, and I was not disappointed. Under the Whispering Door was ... READ MORE
Laura at Blackpool
Under the Whispering Door
A Beautifully Evocative tale of Healing and Acceptance
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... READ MORE
Mokesse Imeme
Under the Whispering Door
TJ Klune does it again!
When I first read the house in the cerulean sea it felt like my heart was being hugged, so I thought I just HAVE to read this one too. And my god was it wo... READ MORE
Georgie at Chester
Under the Whispering Door
Tissues at the ready!
This book will take your heart and simultaneously break it and warm it. There's something very special about the author's ability to take deeply unhappy pr... READ MORE
Chrys - Plymouth
Under the Whispering Door
Beautiful
Under The Whispering Door was a book that I just NEEDED to read after being totally and completely enchanted by The House In The Cerulean Sea. And I ado... READ MORE
Maya
Under the Whispering Door
Beautiful and Captivating
The House in the Cerulean Sea was my favourite book of 2021, so I had high hopes for this one. I can honestly say I loved Under the Whispering Door even mo... READ MORE
Ryan Creely
Under the Whispering Door
Wholesome
After reading House in the Cerulean Sea, I instantly felt the need to read more TJ Klune and was lucky to recieve a proof copy of Under the Whispering Door... READ MORE
Faye, Durham
Under the Whispering Door
Stunning
Whilst this story can feel a little slow in the middle it's still packed with musings on life, love and friendship. The characters are diverse and extremel... READ MORE
Sarah in Wolverhampton
Under the Whispering Door
Heart Breakingly Wonderful
A masterpiece in exploring death, grief, and what it means to live. Wallace Price is dead but he's not finished living . This is a real tear jerker but als... READ MORE
Daisy Wilkes
Under the Whispering Door
Another beautiful book by TJ Klune
Oh my gosh. I wasn’t sure if TJ Klune could steal my heart in the same way he did with The House in the Cerulean Sea, but he did (review here!). He did it ... READ MORE
Beth
Under the Whispering Door
I just cannot wait for more!!
Under The Whispering Door was a book that I just NEEDED to read after being totally and completely enchanted by The House In The Cerulean Sea. And I adored... READ MORE
Maya
Under the Whispering Door
Strangely Comforting
"Under the Whispering Door" is like a cosy cup of your favourite tea while sitting warm and safe watching a snow storm through the window; you somehow feel... READ MORE
Riddler
Under the Whispering Door
For those who enjoyed 'The House in the Cerulean Sea'.
Thank-you to the publishers for sending me a proof copy of the book! While it is unusual to recommend a novel centred around the subject of death, 'Under... READ MORE
Loricha Honer

Synopsis

From the author of joyous New York Times bestseller The House in the Cerulean Sea. Witty, haunting, and kind, Under the Whispering Door is a gift for troubled times. TJ Klune brings us a warm hug of a story about a man who spent his life at the office - and his afterlife building a home. 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 sparsely-attended funeral, Wallace is outraged. But he begins to suspect she's right, and he is in fact dead. Then when Hugo, owner of a most peculiar tea shop, promises to help him cross over, Wallace reluctantly accepts the truth. Yet even in death, he refuses to abandon his life - even though Wallace spent all of it working, correcting colleagues and hectoring employees. He'd had no time for frivolities like fun and friends. But as Wallace drinks tea with Hugo and talks to his customers, he wonders if he was missing something. The feeling grows as he shares jokes with the resident ghost, manifests embarrassing footwear and notices the stars. So when he's given one week to pass through the door to the other side, Wallace sets about living a lifetime in just seven days.

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781529087970
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 496g
  • Dimensions: 224 x 146 x 38 mm

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Under the Whispering Door
Under the Whispering Door
The House by the Cerulean Sea was one of my favourite books from last year. It had everything I loved: found family, whimsical fantasy, amazing characters.... READ MORE
Marcy at Cardiff
Under the Whispering Door
A contemporary fantasy filled with whimsy and charm
Every bit as sweet and lovely as The House in the Cerulean Sea If you're looking for a cozy contemporary fantasy with oodles of charm, adorable characters,... READ MORE
Penelope Bullock
Under the Whispering Door
Amazing!
Am trying to write this review properly but I am still crying after finishing this wonderful book! I will try to make sense . We follow Wallace who is ... READ MORE
Jennifer Peffer
Under the Whispering Door
For fans of The Midnight Library!
Wallace Price, a hot shot lawyer nobody really liked, suddenly dies of a heart attack. He’s faced with the complex journey of the navigating the afterlife,... READ MORE
idealpages
Under the Whispering Door
A remarkably heartfelt and poignant read!
Under The Whispering Door is a remarkably heartfelt exploration of death,love and friendship;with enough wit and charm to keep it lighthearted—perfect for ... READ MORE
Natasha
Under the Whispering Door
Wholesome goodness
After reading The House in the Cerulean Sea earlier this year and falling completely in love with it, I knew I had to read Under the Whispering Door. From... READ MORE
Samantha Taylor
Under the Whispering Door
Perfection: a book about grief that leaves you filled with hope
After reading The House in the Cerulean Sea, which immediately became one of my favourite books of all time, I was equal parts excited and terrified for th... READ MORE
Laura Humphreys
Under the Whispering Door
Another classic
This book is so beautiful, I didn’t think TJ Klune could make me lose a book as much as he made me love The House in the Cerulean Sea, but he blew me away ... READ MORE
Tara Keating
Under the Whispering Door
emotional rollercoaster
I have no words to describe this book. I went into it completely blind and I was amazed. It made me laugh, I was close to tears... THE FEELS. I know grief ... READ MORE
june.reads
Under the Whispering Door
Incredibly wholesome..
What a wonderful heartwarming read.. This book made me laugh and cry more times than I could count. It was incredibly wholesome and I cannot wait to purch... READ MORE
Stacey Catling
Under the Whispering Door
Absolutely beautiful
What an absolutely beautiful book from the very first page to the very last. Despite the hard topics, I think it was so wonderfully handled. I laughed,... READ MORE
Elise Payne
Under the Whispering Door
Like an Old Friend
Under the Whispering Door is the latest fantasy from TJ Klune, an author that I find has an unmatched talent for producing stories that feel like being wra... READ MORE
Liv Burrell
Under the Whispering Door
A Must-Read for 2021
It has been a long time since I had to put a book down because I was laughing too hard, but this one did it. Klune gives us the most precious characters, a... READ MORE
Lindsey
Under the Whispering Door
Sweet cosy fantasy
This book is classed as Fantasy, and has in fact been nominated in the Fantasy category of the Goodreads Choice Awards just this week. But it feels like a... READ MORE
Ruth Jacks
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Emotional and heartwarming
This was nice. Sweet and heartwarming, it's a story about not living life to the fullest until death. I really liked Wallace as a character, he was deligh... READ MORE
Ania
Under the Whispering Door
Hilarious, vulnerable, and utterly authentic
Writing a review for this book is hard because it’s so personal. This book made me feel hope and a joy in the midst of such a personal darkness. The kind o... READ MORE
Lisa Hurd
Under the Whispering Door
Under the Whispering Door
The book tackles grief and does it well enough but it’s a bit of a slog. The first half was slow. The most interesting part part was the husks and it didn’... READ MORE
Mrs H
Under the Whispering Door
A new reason to live found in death
“If we worry about the little things all the time, we run the risk of missing the bigger things.” 'Under the Whispering Door' follows our main character W... READ MORE
Anna Goodfellow
Under the Whispering Door
Beautiful and heart wrenching
Under the Whispering Door is a beautiful, funny, and heart wrenching story about death and love. Under the Whispering Door introduces us to Wallace, an un... READ MORE
The Bookish Historian
Under the Whispering Door
I didn’t want to read this book quickly, I wanted to stay with it forever.
hanks to NetGalley, St Martins Press, and TJ Klune for an advanced reader copy of this title in return for an honest review. I’ve not read any of Klune’s ... READ MORE
Victoria Bucknell
Under the Whispering Door
Form belly laughing to ugly crying...
This was a slow-burner for me. I loved it but was never driven to read it all at once, unlike most books I read. But, I knew it was there and I knew I woul... READ MORE
Georgia Sinclair
Under the Whispering Door
A wonderful book for a rainy day
Klune, yet again, has made another master piece of a book, that is on parr with house in the curelean Sea, in my eyes. Although the book made me sob throug... READ MORE
Felix
Under the Whispering Door
Emotional Beautiful with a laugh, a cry and so much more
An emotional journey of love, lose, grief, laughter and tea into the afterlife and beyond of this heart-warming tea shop, a way station between the life we... READ MORE
Victoria Alyesa
Under the Whispering Door
An Amazing Book!
Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune I give this book 4.75 stars When a reaper comes to collect Wallace from his own sparsely-attended funeral.,he is ... READ MORE
@bookbloggerjanine
Under the Whispering Door
More like 3.5 stars
Under the Whispering Door is whimsical, funny, and heartfelt with Scrooge-like main character who finds his humanity after death. If you're expecting somet... READ MORE
Clare Doran
Under the Whispering Door
Absolutely beautiful!
This is such a precious, wonderful book. I already loved 'The House in the Cerulean Sea', and with 'Under the Whispering Door' Klune has brought us anoth... READ MORE
Hazel at Oxford
Under the Whispering Door
Mesmerizingly good.
Funny, sad and endlessly kind. I ordered this book after reading The House in the Cerulean Sea, which I thoroughly enjoyed, and am immensely glad I did so... READ MORE
Amanda Mason
Under the Whispering Door
Another great book by this author!
Thank you to NetGalley, the author and the publisher for sending me an advanced copy of this book! I had very high standards for "Under the Whispering Door... READ MORE
Ellie Dunne