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Lose yourself in the story of a lifetime - the unforgettable Sunday Times bestseller 'Patchett leads us to a truth that feels like life rather than literature' Guardian Nominated for the Women's Prize 2020 A STORY OF TWO SIBLINGS, THEIR CHILDHOOD HOME, AND A PAST THAT THEY CAN'T LET GO. Like swallows, like salmon, we were the helpless captives of our migratory patterns. We pretended that what we had lost was the house, not our mother, not our father. We pretended that what we had lost had been taken from us by the person who still lived inside. In the economic boom following the Second World…mehr

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Lose yourself in the story of a lifetime - the unforgettable Sunday Times bestseller 'Patchett leads us to a truth that feels like life rather than literature' Guardian Nominated for the Women's Prize 2020 A STORY OF TWO SIBLINGS, THEIR CHILDHOOD HOME, AND A PAST THAT THEY CAN'T LET GO. Like swallows, like salmon, we were the helpless captives of our migratory patterns. We pretended that what we had lost was the house, not our mother, not our father. We pretended that what we had lost had been taken from us by the person who still lived inside. In the economic boom following the Second World War, Cyril Conroy's real estate investments take his family from poverty to enormous wealth. With it he buys the Dutch House, a lavish mansion in the Philadelphia suburbs. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves. Danny Conroy grows up in the opulence of the Dutch House. 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 home Andrea, a new stepmother. Though they cannot know it, her arrival to the Dutch House sows the seed of the defining loss of Danny and Maeve's lives: exiled from the house and tossed back into the poverty from which their family rose, Danny and Maeve have only each other to count on. 'The best book I've read in years' Rosamund Lupton 'Her finest novel yet' Sunday Times 'The buzz around The Dutch House is totally justified. Her best yet, which is saying something' John Boyne 'A masterpiece' Cathy Rentzenbrink 'Bliss' Nigella Lawson
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Ann Patchett
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"The Dutch House has the richness, allusiveness, and emotional heft of the best fiction." - Boston Globe

"As always, the author draws us close to her protagonists swiftly and gracefully." - Wall Street Journal

"Patchett's prose is confident, unfussy and unadorned." - New York Times

"A big-hearted, capacious novel..." - Chapter 16

"The Dutch House is unusual, thoughtful and oddly exciting, as well-told domestic dramas can be." - Columbus Dispatch

"Patchett's storytelling abilities shine in this gratifying novel." - Associated Press

"As always, Patchett leads us to a truth that feels like life rather than literature." - The Guardian

"For Patchett fans who have been waiting for years, it's a worthwhile read." - Evening Standard (London)

"Ann Patchett spins a dark, compelling fairy tale in The Dutch House." - Entertainment Weekly

"The Dutch House confirms what we've always known: Ann Patchett doesn't write a bad book." - BookPage

"This finely textured novel is made up of many such small, intimate moments, yet the effect is sweeping, grand, and lavish-and all deeply moving." - New York Journal of Books

"This is a serious and poignant story, but also a delightfully funny one." - Washington Independent Review of Books

"This richly furnished novel gives brilliantly clear views into the lives it contains." - Kirkus Reviews(starred review)

"You won't want to put down this engrossing, warmhearted book even after you've read the last page." - NPR

"Expect miracles when you read Ann Patchett's fiction." - New York Times Book Review

"Patchett is a master storyteller." - O, the Oprah Magazine

"Patchett's splendid novel is a thoughtful, compassionate exploration of obsession and forgiveness, what people acquire, keep, lose or give away, and what they leave behind." - Publishers Weekly(starred review)

"A lavishly gifted writer." - Los Angeles Times

"Patchett writes enviable prose-fluid, simple, direct, clear, and fearless." - Esquire

"Enchanting." - PEOPLE Magazine, Best Books of Fall 2019

"Patchett is at her subtle yet shining finest in this gloriously incisive, often droll, quietly suspenseful drama of family, ambition, and home. . . . With echoes of F. Scott Fitzgerald and in sync with Alice McDermott, Patchett gracefully choreographs surprising revelations and reunions as her characters struggle with the need to be one's true self." - Booklist

"The Dutch House is beautifully written and often tender." - The Spectator

"A great novelist is on top form with this tale of lost family home." - The Times (London)

"Subtle mystery, psychological page-turner, Patchett's latest is a thriller." - Washington Post

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