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RT NBL Under the Whispering Door Book Discussion

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us this evening for a discussion of our Coffey County Reads Together book “Under the Whispering Door” by TJ Klune. Our discussion will be lead by special guest Past Poet Laureate of Kansas Kevin Rabas, Professor of English at Emporia State University.

A gift basket of goodies and a signed copy of the book will be given out to one lucky participant!!  Refreshments will also be provided.


Guest Speaker

Past Poet Laureate of Kansas (2017-2019) Kevin Rabas teaches at Emporia State University, where he leads the poetry and playwriting tracks in the Department of English, Modern Languages, and Journalism. He is a seventh generation Kansan. He has sixteen books, including Lisa’s Flying Electric Piano, a Kansas Notable Book and Nelson Poetry Book Award winner. He is the recipient of the Emporia State President’s and Liberal Arts & Sciences Awards for Research and Creativity, and he is the winner of the Langston Hughes Award for Poetry.

Book Details from Macmillan Publishing

One of Buzzfeed‘s “Best Books of 2022”!
An Indie Next Pick!

A Locus Awards Top Ten Finalist for Fantasy Novel

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.


October 5
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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