The Dutch House, Ann Patchett
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.
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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Дарья Раскова
Дарья Расковаshared an impression6 months ago
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это удивительная книга, на всю оставшуюся жизнь в сердце у меня, аа.

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This was such a beautiful book..

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Mothers were the measure of safety,
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The only way to really understand what money means is to have been poor,” he said to me when we were eating lunch in the car. “That’s the strike you have against you. A boy grows up rich like you, never wanting for anything, never being hungry”—he shook his head, as if it had been a disappointing choice I’d made—“I don’t know how a person overcomes a thing like that. You can watch these people all you want and see what it’s been like for them, but that’s not the same as living it yourself.” He put down his sandwich and took a drink of coffee from the thermos
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Maeve was an Icelandic truck driver at heart, no weather stopped her
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