After her parents’ deaths, Louise goes back to her home where she must sort out selling their house with her estranged brother, Mark. However, when they ask a real estate agent to come take a look at the house, she refuses to list it because she has a personal policy against selling haunted houses. In order to un-haunt the house, Louise and Mark need to face up to the ghosts of their family’s past, the most vicious of which is Pupkin, their ventriloquist mom’s favorite puppet.
I love how well “How to Sell a Haunted House” dealt with complex family dynamics, and the way family secrets come back to haunt us.
Three words that describe this book: Quirky, complex, emotional
You might want to pick this book up if: You want to read about a post 9/11 radical puppet collective.
This reader review was submitted as part of Adult Summer Reading. We will continue to share reviews throughout the year.