Cassie drives by this house in Coopersville.

Cassie sees this house in Coopersville

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While driving through the Michigan town of Coopersville on her way to deliver Gustave’s book—and ring, Cassie sees this old American Gothic Revival house.

The depressed homes leading into town spoke of a time when Coopersville once thrived. Now the American Gothic Revival style—pointed window arches, steep center gables, and lacy trim along the rooflines—made the town seem more like the home for the wicked witch in the fairy tale Hansel and Gretel.

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