Ann Patchett

The Dutch House

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*The Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller and a 'Book of the Year' 2019*

Selected as Book of the Year in The Times, Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Washington Post, Herald and Good Housekeeping
A heart-wrenching new novel of the unbreakable bond between a brother and sister, their childhood home, and a past that will not let them go — from the Number One New York Times bestselling author of Bel Canto and Commonwealth

“'Do you think it's possible to ever see the past as it actually was?' I asked my sister. We were sitting in her car, parked in front of the Dutch House in the broad daylight of early summer.”
Danny Conroy grows up in the Dutch House, a lavish mansion. Though his father is distant and his mother is absent, Danny has his beloved sister Maeve: Maeve, with her wall of black hair, her wit, her brilliance. The siblings grow and change as life plays out under the watchful eyes of the house's former owners, in the frames of their oil paintings.
Then one day their father brings Andrea home. Though they cannot know it, her arrival to the Dutch House sows the seed of the defining loss of Danny and Maeve's lives…
Told with Ann Patchett's inimitable blend of humour, rage and heartbreak, The Dutch House is a book for our times; of family, love, loss, and the powerful bonds of place and time that magnetize and repel us for our whole lives.
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Reviews for The Dutch House:
'The book of the autumn … Her finest novel yet' Sunday Times
'A wonderful hypnotic masterpiece of a novel. The best book I've read in years' Rosamund Lupton
'What a spectacular novel. A masterpiece, I'd say' Cathy Rentzenbrink
'Indelibly poignant' Observer
'One of my top favourite contemporary writers. There isn't a book of hers that I haven't put down at the end and been haunted by for weeks after' Gillian Anderson
'The buzz around The Dutch House is totally justified. Her best yet, which is saying something' John Boyne
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352 printed pages

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Дарья Раскова
Дарья Расковаshared an impression7 months ago
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это удивительная книга, на всю оставшуюся жизнь в сердце у меня, аа.

Refiloe Masita
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This was such a beautiful book..

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Nina Vyvcharuk
Nina Vyvcharukhas quoted18 days ago
“But we overlay the present onto the past. We look back through the lens of what we know now, so we’re not seeing it as the people we were, we’re seeing it as the people we are, and that means the past has been radically altered
María José Evia H.
María José Evia H.has quotedlast month
Our childhood was a fire. There had been four children in the house and only two of them had gotten out.
Refiloe Masita
Refiloe Masitahas quoted3 months ago
Mothers were the measure of safety,

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