A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick!
From the New York Times bestselling author of Commonwealth and State of Wonder, comes Ann Patchett’s most powerful novel to date: a richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings, the house of their childhood, and a past that will not let them go. The Dutch House is the story of a paradise lost, a tour de force that digs deeply into questions of inheritance, love and forgiveness, of how we want to see ourselves and of who we really are.
At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves.
The story is told by Cyril’s son Danny, as he and his older sister, the brilliantly acerbic and self-assured Maeve, are exiled from the house where they grew up by their stepmother. The two wealthy siblings are thrown back into the poverty their parents had escaped from and find that all they have to count on is one another. It is this unshakeable bond between them that both saves their lives and thwarts their futures.
Set over the course of five decades, The Dutch House is a dark fairy tale about two smart people who cannot overcome their past. Despite every outward sign of success, Danny and Maeve are only truly comfortable when they’re together. Throughout their lives they return to the well-worn story of what they’ve lost with humor and rage. But when at last they’re forced to confront the people who left them behind, the relationship between an indulged brother and his ever-protective sister is finally tested.
the dutch house - ann patchett book free online ... download ebooks free epub download ... the dutch house - ann patchett download free of book in format PDF ... the dutch house - ann patchett download ebook PDF EPUB, book in english language ... [download] book the dutch house - ann patchett in format PDF ... the dutch house - ann patchett download ebooks free popular EPUB download ... This site currently has over a thousand free books available for download in various formats of the dutch house - ann patchett best book ... the dutch house - ann patchett epub ebook popular pdf download ... the dutch house - ann patchett pdf e-book download ebooks free ... the dutch house - ann patchett full download ... Read online or Download download ebooks free the dutch house - ann patchett PDF ... Download Ebook the dutch house - ann patchett download ebooks free pdf free ... the dutch house - ann patchett epub ebook ... Please click button to get the dutch house - ann patchett pdf new book ... the dutch house - ann patchett free download ... the dutch house - ann patchett download ebooks free books online ... the dutch house - ann patchett popular download ... Click to Read/Download the dutch house - ann patchett download ebooks free PDF ... download the dutch house - ann patchett PDF - KINDLE - EPUB - MOBI ... Click Download or Read Online button the dutch house - ann patchett download ebooks free free download pdf ...