House of Songs

Death was only part of the problem.

When Genge Toutant and his twin sister Ginger set off on a hike to Cape Split, they never dreamt only one of them would return. Demons had set a trap to capture the life essence of unsuspecting victims who ventured to the popular look-off along the Bay of Fundy. But death wasn’t the end; it was the beginning of a journey that would see both siblings physically and mentally tested.

House of Songs is a novella written by John D. Grant of Nova Scotia. It is a fantasy that mixes the real world with the realm beyond the living. It’s about letting go and finding peace to live life after the pain of losing a loved one.


Genre: Fiction-Novella-Fantasy-After Life

Released: Fall 2022

Available Formats

Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-927625-85-9; 108 pages; 5.5×8.5 inches) available at


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Hardcover (ISBN: 978-1-927625-84-2; 112 pages; 5.5×8.5 inches) available at


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Author: John D. Grant

John D. Grant and his wife Maureen have been married for 37 years and counting. They have five children and six grandchildren and have lived in Wolfville, NS, for the last 22 years. John recently retired from a rewarding career in pediatrics.

That job, combined with being a father and grandfather, keeps the author’s love of fantasy and adventure alive and well. Magic and mystery are part of childhood and life. Belief in possibilities leads to stories of exploration, imagination and growth. And truly, dreaming can push us all forward if we listen. 

Family, woodworking, gaming and writing keep life interesting and fun.