(Free PDF) How to Sell a Haunted House Book by Grady Hendrix - 2023

(Free PDF) How to Sell a Haunted House Book by Grady Hendrix - 2023

Summary of How to Sell a Haunted House

Your past and your family can haunt you like nothing else… A hilarious and terrifying new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Final Girl Support Group. Every childhood home is haunted, and each of us are possessed by our parents. When their parents die at the tail end of the coronavirus pandemic, Louise and Mark Joyner are devastated but nothing can prepare them for how bad things are about to get. The two siblings are almost totally estranged, and couldn’t be more different. Now, however, they don’t have a choice but to get along. The virus has passed, and both of them are facing bank accounts ravaged by the economic meltdown. Their one asset? Their childhood home. They need to get it on the market as soon as possible because they need the money. Yet before her parents died they taped newspaper over the mirrors and nailed shut the attic door. Sometimes we feel like puppets, controlled by our upbringing and our genes. Sometimes we feel like our parents treat us like toys, or playthings, or even dolls. The past can ground us, teach us, and keep us safe. It can also trap us, and bind us, and suffocate the life out of us. As disturbing events stack up in the house, Louise and Mark have to learn that sometimes the only way to break away from the past, sometimes the only way to sell a haunted house, is to burn it all down.

(Free PDF) How to Sell a Haunted House Book by Grady Hendrix - 2023

During the pandemic, I wanted to write something comforting and old fashioned and gothic. I wanted to write a traditional haunted house story and I wanted it to be full of empty bedrooms, restless spirits stalking the halls, family curses, and ancient secrets. Because whether it’s around a campfire, at a sleepover, or alone by ourselves on the couch, there’s nothing more comforting than a haunted house story. I mean, it’s right there in the title: they’re about houses. They’re about home. Whether it’s the House of Usher, Bly Manor, Hill House, or the House of the Seven Gables, haunted house books are all about family: family secrets, family histories, family curses, family stories. And during the pandemic, I missed mine.

Writing about family is hard because families are big, and complicated, and weird, but I wanted to try because all of us are shaped by our families, we’re shaped by the stories our families tell, and the ones they don’t, we’re shaped by the family that surrounds us, and the ones who aren’t there anymore. I am only here today because I’ve got three big sisters who have saved my life both figuratively and literally more times than I can count and I wanted to write about the weird, tangled relationships between siblings and how no matter how old you are, they can bring you right back to 15 years old. 

This is also the last book I’m writing set in the neighborhood where I grew up. I didn’t set out to write a trilogy about my hometown, but somehow that’s exactly what I’ve done. My Best Friend’s Exorcism came first about high school (and demonic possession), then came The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires about parenthood (and evil vampires), and now, finally, How To Sell a Haunted House, about families. The same characters don’t appear in these books, the story doesn’t continue from one to the next, and you don’t need to read one book to understand the others, but they’re all about the same couple of square miles in Charleston, SC where I grew up in the ‘80s and ‘90s. And for now, it’s time to move on. I may come back later, but my next two books are set in other times and places.

This book took me longer to write than usual (26 months!) because I wanted to get it right, but I hope you feel like the wait has been worth it. I’m really nervous and scared and excited for y’all to dive in. 

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  • Book Name: How to Sell a Haunted House
  • Author Name: Grady Hendrix
  • ISBN # 9780593201268
  • Language: English
  • Page Length: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley
  • Publication Date: January 17, 2023
  • File Name: PDF
  • File Size: 12 MB

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