The Dead of the House - In My Grandfather's House Summary & Analysis

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In My Grandfather's House Summary

This story is told from the perspective of the narrator, a young girl named Vanessa, whose grandfather has been the major influence in her life. She begins by sharing the history and lineage of her family as far back as her great-great-grandfather who brought his family to America from England in 1840. Her grandfather begins to tell her the story one more time about how it all took place. They stand on the porch of his Tudor-style home in Cincinnati, Ohio; its wild lawn bordered by similar homes with neatly manicured lawns. This is probably the first time she has noticed the outward signs of how her Grandpa Nye is different from anybody else.

Vanessa's great-great-grandfather had been a minister in the Baptist faith when he received a message from God that he should go to America. His...

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