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The Dutch House
The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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Danny Conroy grows up in the Dutch House, a lavish folly in small-town Pennsylvania taken on by his property developer father. Though his father is distant and his mother is absent, Danny has his beloved sister Maeve: Maeve, with her wall of black hair, her delicacy, her brilliance. Life is comfortable and coherent, played out under the watchful eyes of the house's former owners in the frames of their oil paintings, or under the cover of the draperies around the window seat in Maeve's room. Then one day their father brings Andrea home: Andrea, small and neat, a dark hat no bigger than a saucer pinned over a twist of her fair hair. Though they cannot know it, Andrea's advent to the Dutch House sows the seed of the defining loss of Danny and Maeve's lives. Her arrival will exact a banishment: a banishment whose reverberations will echo for the rest of their lives. For all that the world is open to him, for all that he can accumulate, for all that life is full, Danny and his sister are drawn back time and again to the place they can never enter, knocking in vain on the locked door of the past. For behind the mystery of their own enforced exile is that of their mother's self-imposed one: an absence more powerful than any presence they have known. Told with Ann Patchett's inimitable blend of wit and heartbreak, The Dutch House is a story of family, betrayal, love, responsibility and sacrifice; of the powerful bonds of place and time that magnetize and repel us for our whole lives, and the lives of those who survive us.
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cathygee
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I loved this book. Ann Patchett is amazing.

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suvata
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Reading for Litsy Markup Postal Book Club (#LMPBC) Round 7 - Group L.

I can safely say that my love/hate relationship with Ann Patchett has turned into a love affair. I absolutely adored this book. It‘s probably one of the top 10 books I read this year. You would have to understand what I was going through while reading this book to understand how it changed my heart.

Rissreads Isn't it wonderful when you read the right book at the right time? 20h
suvata @Rissreads Absolutely amazing 19h
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Jerdencon
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Liked this one but didn‘t love it as much as I hoped I would. Maybe too much hype about it.

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ablachly
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Give me a messed up family saga any day, but written by Ann Patchett, and I will devour it.

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suvata
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#LMPBC Round 7 - #GroupL
@suvata @sprainedbrain @Chili @thebluestocking

So sorry ladies but I am going to be late I‘m mailing this book out late.I had a Total hip replacement last week and I had no idea how long the recuperation time would be. I have every intention of getting it in the mail by the end of this week.

sprainedbrain Oh my goodness! Hope you are doing well. Take your time. 😊 1w
suvata @sprainedbrain Thanks, hon. 1w
Caroline2 I hope you have a speedy recovery. Take care and rest. 💐 💖 1w
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thebluestocking I hope you are recovering well! 💙 1w
Chili Take care of yourself. Wishing you a speedy recovery. 💐💐 1w
Crazeedi I had mine last January, 6 week recovery ! I hope you're up and going soon, sending a hug and healing vibes!❤❤ 2d
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crazyspine
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I was really surprised that I like this. I really did not like Commonwealth. I don't know if it's because of the setting was near where I live, or it was just a better story I love but it kept my attention.

Photo is of Lynwood Hall in Elkins Park, PA

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I really enjoyed this family saga that centers around a house. The characters were developed and nuanced-I was invested right from the start in Danny and Maeve‘s lives. The story follows them as they grow into adults and the plot was satisfying right up to the end without being trite or superficial. I am an Ann Patchett fan. I think her writing is beautiful and her stories powerful, and this book did not disappoint.

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This was a good, if kind of sad, story. None of the characters seemed to ever be particularly happy or satisfied and no one was particularly likable. There did seem to be some work towards reconciliations but it so often seemed too late. I will say that I LOVED Tom Hanks as a narrator 😍. And the writing was compelling. 🌟🌟🌟

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Samplergal
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Such a great book! Written in the character driven style of John Irving, Anne Tyler and now Ann Patchett, this is certainly my cup of tea. About families and forgiveness, in the end. I enjoyed it enough to give it all the stars.

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#LibraryHoldsForTheWin #finally

Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃🍁

marleed I love this book! 1w
ElishaLovesBooks @marleed I‘m excited to read it! 1w
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TheLudicReader
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Our first storm day...so I get to stay in my pjs and finish The Dutch House, which we will be discussing at tonight‘s book club meeting. #happysigh

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I was really drawn to the cover of this one and the fact it was narrated by Tom Hanks, so I went in not knowing much about it but I soon got immersed in the family dynamics. It‘s very well thought out and takes you right into the story. An enjoyable listen. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #booked2019 #newin2019

Cinfhen I agree, cover is really striking 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage I think her eyes probably follow you around the room! Glad to see a strong 👍🏻 review. 2w
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SheilaChew
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Ann Patchett does it again. A beautiful book with interesting, deep, and real characters that stay with you. Maeve and Danny are siblings that grow up in a beautiful mansion, only to be thrown out by their stepmother shortly after the death of their father. This is also the story of their mother, who is mostly absent through the book, but her choices leave marks on everyone she loves.
Highly recommend this one!

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Flew through this audiobook. I had not even read the description going in, so I was pleasantly surprised. A family saga, but also focuses on what the meaning of home and family are.

marleed I loved this audio so much that I must own a physical copy of the book! 2w
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MicheleinPhilly
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Well that was extraordinary. Probably my favorite Patchett. My only quibble is that this gorgeous edition was rife with typos. 😒 Still it did not detract from my immense appreciation for this beautiful story. 5⭐️

Bklover Oh good! Looking forward to this one! 2w
marleed I loved this story so much - one of my favs of the year! 2w
Reviewsbylola That‘s annoying about the typos! I guess the beautiful edging makes up for it! 2w
MicheleinPhilly @Reviewsbylola Yes, I can forgive it for that. But at one point there are like 3 in the span of a page and a half and I actually said, “Oh come on!” out loud. 2w
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Itchyfeetreader
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Meandering and kind of without plot I was still absolutely hooked. My first Ann Patchett not my last

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Brenda
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Loving this book so much! I bought it a while ago but hadn't gotten to it yet. That TBR pile is huge 😁 I'd forgotten that I had the audiobook on hold at the library.When it came in, I gave a quick listen and was hooked. Narrator is Tom Hanks! Does anyone else like to have print and audiobooks at the same time? I love the versatility of the audio for bedtime and when I'm on the move,so I don't have to take breaks from a great story 🤓📚

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I've got a mug of tea and about an hour left in this audiobook. Time to make some progress on this blanket #audiocrocheting

BrittanyReads Gorgeous WIP! 2w
llwheeler @BrittanyReads thanks! ☺️ 2w
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Lauren890
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 I flew through this book - one of the best I‘ve read this year. The dynamics of this dysfunctional family were so interesting. I think it would be a good book club read. I definitely recommend this and want to pick up more of her books.

Follow.my.read I‘ve had type 1 diabetes most of my life so I really connected with Maeve. I absolutely loved this book!!!! 3w
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DAY 19 #Masterpiece | Per Parnassus Books on IG, the original artwork for The Dutch House is currently on display in the book shop. 😍 The painting and novel are both masterpieces. One of my favorite reads of the year!

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Cinfhen That‘s awesome 👏🏼 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3w
Cathythoughts I just finished this one ... agreed 👍🏻❤️ 3w
Crazeedi Good story!💞💞 3w
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Amor4Libros
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This book was not even on my radar, but then I saw that the audiobook was performed by Tom Hanks...YES PLEASE! ❤️

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TrishB
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Been coming down with something all day, sore throat, headache, coughing!! That‘s my excuse for sitting on the couch and reading all afternoon.
I loved this one ❤️ dysfunctional family interactions, written wonderfully. A great read.

marleed One of my favs of the year! 3w
Ms_T I hope you feel better very soon. 3w
Sace I hope you feel better soon. 3w
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Reviewsbylola Feel better! I can‘t wait to get my copy of this! 3w
charl08 Get well soon! 3w
MicheleinPhilly Boo for whatever cooties you caught. Yay for good books! I‘m so glad you enjoyed. ☺️ 3w
Itchyfeetreader Same state. Same book but 100 pages to go! (Feel better x) (edited) 3w
Redwritinghood I hope you feel better soon. 3w
Crazeedi Sending healing hugs! I just read this one too! Loved it!! 3w
TheLudicReader Just starting this one. Feel better soon. 3w
batsy Hope whatever bug that is passes quickly! 🌻 3w
Kalalalatja Hope you feel better soon! 🤞 3w
erzascarletbookgasm Feel better soon! 3w
Reggie Feel better, TrishB! 3w
Cathythoughts I hope you feel better. It‘s so cold here at the moment... maybe our weather is similar.. mind yourself 👍🏻❤️ 3w
Cathythoughts I loved the book too. ❤️ 3w
Caroline2 Oh no, feeling better soon Trish. Glad to hear you liked the book, it‘s sitting on my shelf judging me at the mo as I‘ve still not read it yet!! 🤦‍♀️ 3w
Balibee146 Hope you feel better soon.... Similar sounding virus swept through up here two or three weeks ago x 3w
TrishB @MicheleinPhilly thank you 😘 and for the book ❤️ 3w
TrishB @Itchyfeetreader hope you‘re feeling better soon and enjoy the book! 3w
erzascarletbookgasm Be a good girl and rest well now. Don‘t let those itchy fingers go browsing some websites. ❤️😉 3w
mabell I hope you feel better soon! 3w
TrishB @erzascarletbookgasm I have tried to be good! 3w
TrishB @mabell thank you 😘 3w
CarolynM Hope you're feeling better 💐 3w
Megabooks Get well soon! 3w
TrishB @CarolynM @Megabooks thanks both 😘 3w
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Cathythoughts
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I finished this by my fireside today. And I loved it .... at times I thought :
.”...Oh c‘mon Ann Patchett , I‘m not so sure about all this....... “
But then , with the next sentence , she had me again.
Such a good story ❤️👍🏻

Cinfhen She had me until the end. Took it from 4 stars to 3 but still a very well written story 3w
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen the whole last section was a bit bizaaro world for me ... but in the end , it didn‘t spoil the story for me (edited) 3w
Cinfhen Bizarro world is perfect description 😂 3w
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Cathythoughts @Cinfhen 😳😂😂 3w
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime i loved this book too 3w
Cathythoughts @SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime yes! It‘s a good one ❤️👍🏻 3w
TrishB @Cathythoughts @Cinfhen I just finished it and loved it ♥️ I thought the ending was ok/acceptable/what I was expecting 🤷‍♀️ 3w
Cinfhen Wow!!! You read that quick!!! I don‘t know why I hated the ending!!! Even the granddaughter buying the house annoyed me @trishb 3w
Cathythoughts @TrishB @Cinfhen I found the mothers journey a bit unbelievable ! I thought India was something the dad made up , I thought she had died. But , having slept on it , some of the most poignant writing wouldn‘t have been possible without her particular part. I agree @Cinfhen about May buying the house .. it just wrapped it all up with a bow. But , I still loved it .. so good 3w
Cinfhen I HATED that mom SO MUCH!!! She was NO SAINT but everyone painted her out to be one 🤬 3w
Cinfhen It‘s great for bookclub discussion #BookClubWorthy 3w
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen she was absolutely NO saint ... she was a pain 3w
TrishB @cinfhen @Cathythoughts wasn‘t a fan of the mum either, but Maeve was always going to act like that! The end tied it up a bit neatly but I went with it. Families accept a lot from each other too. 3w
youneverarrived I‘m kind of looking forward to the ending now. I‘ve not got long to go on audio. Glad you enjoyed it ♥️ 3w
CarolynM I completely agree with you about the mother. I was sure she was dead and was rather bemused when she turned up. I struggled with the actions of both the parents, I didn't find them believable. 3w
Cathythoughts @youneverarrived thanks! I did enjoy it. I was considering the audio ... is Tom Hanks brilliant? 3w
Cathythoughts @CarolynM the father I could find believable enough , but the mother‘s actions were completely unacceptable .... I really didn‘t get her at all ... still , good book ! I‘m thinking of putting it forward for Bookclub?! (edited) 3w
youneverarrived He is a perfect narrator 👌 3w
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SheilaChew
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Current reads . I expect to devour The Dutch House tomorrow. I hear it is fabulous.

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JulAnna
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Others have summarized the plot, so I will simply say that this character driven novel was compelling. There were characters that I was pulling for and ones that I disliked. The sense of place was very strong, and the lives described were complicated, as lives are. 🤓

Nute Nice review! Lovely photograph! 4w
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Oh my goodness, this book! I'm trying to decide how I feel. Is it fantastic? Yes! Should it be read? Absolutely! I just have so many things to say and process about the ending. I need a book club discussion. 😊
Ann Patchett is just so good. Her writing is so smooth and simple but the stories/emotions/relationships are so complex!
No matter what, her storytelling is stellar. Loved this book.
Letter D for #LitsyAtoZ2019
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CoverToCoverGirl Great review! 4w
SheReadsAndWrites Thank you! @CoverToCoverGirl It was such a good read. 😊 4w
marleed This is one of my favorite books of the year! 4w
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Crazeedi
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4.5 ⭐ Patchett writing was excellent. This story revolves around the family dynamics influenced by living in the mansion built by a rich Dutch family. Maeve and Danny are brother and sister and when their mother disappears they grow up with an absent father and the hired help. I loved the interplay of the characters, and the way the Dutch house is perceived by each person. Recommend

charl08 Looking forward to this one coming in at the library: I'm position #15 in the queue! (Ordered back at the start of October - she's popular in my library system.) 2w
Crazeedi @charl08 I waited a couple months for it from my library too 2w
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SheReadsAndWrites
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My goodness, this book is good...🤓

Crazeedi I just got that from overdrive and I'm trying to decide what book to read next! I think you made up my mind! 1mo
SheReadsAndWrites I started it yesterday and I am loving it. I love her books.... @Crazeedi 1mo
Crazeedi Currently reading....I've read a couple others by her 4w
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I adored this modern day fairy tale and Ann Patchett‘s gorgeous prose. It was made all the more enjoyable due to Tom Hanks‘ narration.

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🎧 I loved & recommend this audiobook. I would never have read it. This reminds me of Daisy Jones & a few other books. The audiobook was amazing but the book was ... meh. Tom Hanks sells this book. The story was maybe 3-star. The narration brings it to life & makes it a compelling story that spans a lifetime, 3 parents, 5 kids, servants and the house that changed all of their lives. The story revolves around the 2 oldest kids. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️2/3

ljuliel Great review ! 1mo
Twainy @ljuliel 🥴I really looked forward to this book due to the narrator alone! I wasn‘t let down. I hope you like it. 1w
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Lauren890
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A morning fireside read with a good cup of coffee. It‘s hard to beat that. I‘m really enjoying this book! So much so that it‘s hard to put down.

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"The story of my sister was the only one I was ever meant to tell."⠀

I read a lot of REALLY good books, but I don't know the last book that has captured me as quickly or as completely as Ann Patchett's The Dutch House. (I should look back at my Goodreads account to tell you which one it was, but I'm just basking in the glory of this one right now.) (continued in comments)

UnabridgedPod The novel is a beautiful story of siblings Danny and Maeve Conroy, the children of single father Cyril, an eccentric real estate speculator who purchases a mansion known as the Dutch House for his wife and children. Soon after, his wife leavees for India, and the three are left to be a family alone . . . until Cyril marries Andrea, an evil stepmother worthy of fairytales. ⬇️ 1mo
UnabridgedPod Andrea and her daughters, Norma and Bright, take over the Dutch House and Danny and Maeve's family in a way that seems both beyond belief and all too possible.

I can't think of another novel so focused on a sibling relationship, but the love between Danny, the narrator, and his sister Maeve is the shining center of The Dutch House. ⬇️
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UnabridgedPod The narrative floats smoothly between past and present, between the siblings as adults and their childhood, to emphasize the central tenets of the family they build between the two of them. Part of the joy of the novel is in the discovery of what happens to Danny and Maeve, and part of it is in the gorgeous storytelling behind those events. This will be one of my favorite books of the year. 1mo
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marleed I absolutely loved this story. It changed up my Top6Reads for 2019. I have to purchase in print because I must own this. I listened to the Tom Hanks audiobook- it was incredible. I almost bailed on my next audiobook because I only wanted this story by Tom Hanks coming through my ear buds. 1mo
UnabridgedPod @marleed I‘m really considering re-reading the audiobook! I‘ve heard such good things. ❤️ 1mo
marleed @UnabridgedPod Tom Hanks has this uncanny ability to read as an adult and as his former child self. I highly recommend! 1mo
UnabridgedPod @marleed Thanks for the rec! 😀 1mo
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marleed
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Second 3x3 grid completed for #BFCr4. 4.5 and above falls in my A range and the tagged 5* toppled my Top6Reads of 2019.

5* = Loved It, want non-reader IRL friends to read. I do/will own a physical copy. A+
4*= Liked it a lot, would love to discuss. Solid B
3*=Meh, no need to discuss. Average C
2*=Nope D
1*=DNF F

Prairiegirl_reading I also loved the Dutch House and JVN! 1mo
marleed @Prairiegirl_reading Just thinking of JBN makes me smile! 1mo
Prairiegirl_reading @marleed he‘s so adorable. You have to follow him on Instagram if you don‘t already. 😸😸😸😸 1mo
marleed @Prairiegirl_reading Haha. After his memoir I started following him and Michelle Kwan! (edited) 1mo
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Excellent. Gorgeous cover which I appreciate even more so now that I've finished the novel and realize the connection. I loved the #audiobook narrated by Tom Hanks ♥️
I didn't love Bel Canto as much as I should have but loved Patchett's other two novels and this one may be my favorite yet. Beautiful writing and sibling love story for the ages.

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I listened to the audiobook of this novel, narrated fantastically by Tom Hanks. The writing is descriptive and flowing with great character to the dialogue. This is not a book for those bothered by a shifting and non-linear timeline in a plot. For me, it added another layer of complexity that helped to keep the book interesting and to develop the plot in small strokes as the chapters moved on. This is a beautiful sweeping family drama.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I‘m a Patchett skeptic. I loathed Bel Canto, but liked Commonwealth, so I wasn‘t sure how this would go, but I freaking loved it! Beautifully painful yet painfully beautiful. It‘s a family saga that feels so real it could be anyone, anywhere. I thought it was going to follow the evil stepmother trope, but it‘s much more complex. It‘s about Danny and Maeve and how they rely on each other and navigate the shit show that is life.

marleed I loved this book. It shifted my Top6Reads! 1mo
LeeRHarry I feel the same way about her other two books as you so I am looking forward to reading this even more now 😊 1mo
Cathythoughts Good to hear .. although I loved Bel Canto & bailed on Commonwealth... I have the book , looking forward to it (edited) 1mo
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BarbaraBB I only read Commonwealth and wasn‘t too impressed. I keep hearing good things about this one though and about the tagged, which I have on my shelves. 1mo
Soubhiville I e never read her books, but I‘d like to try this one. 1mo
britt_brooke @marleed 💚 It‘s definitely one of my top reads this year, too! 1mo
britt_brooke @LeeRHarry 😄 Too funny! Hope you like this one. 1mo
britt_brooke @Cathythoughts Will be curious to hear you‘re thoughts on this one! 1mo
britt_brooke @BarbaraBB I have State of Wonder and (I think) a couple of nonfiction books by her, but haven‘t gotten to them yet. 1mo
britt_brooke @Soubhiville I haven‘t read all of her books, but of the three I have, this is by far the best. (edited) 1mo
HeatherBookNerd This was really great. 1mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Dutch House
This Is How It Always Is
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Trust Exercise
Holy Envy
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Haben
The Parking Lot Attendant 🎧
Drama
That Would Be Enough
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Recursion 🎧

#OctoberReads #ReadHarder

britt_brooke The Dutch House knocked my socks off. 💚 1mo
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My newest listen is Ann Patchett read by Tom Hanks!! Perfection 🏡 #audiobook

Cathythoughts I‘m very tempted to get the audio with my next credit .... love Tom Hanks 👍❤️ 1mo
Chelsea.Poole @Cathythoughts he doesn't disappoint! Also, it's on Libby 😊 1mo
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marleed
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I loved this story so much that my #Top6Reads for 2019 needs adjusting. Based on Litsy input I experienced the Tom Hanks narration. This sibling relationship is beautifully written, and I completely understand how a house, the good and the bad of it, is a living breathing member of a family. ...You know how judges on singing competitions describe a vocalist by their ability to sing a phone book? Well, Tom Hanks can narrate a phone book!

Scochrane26 My librarian told us this is our January book for book club. I‘ve read one Patchett that I didn‘t love, so I‘m hoping I like this better. 1mo
marleed @Scochrane26 I would love to talk to this book IRL. There‘s nothing exciting about the story itself but it‘s just so well written . I just loved it and the perspective from which it was told. Tom Hanks narration is soo good so it‘s possible I‘m positively tainted by that but I‘m pretty sure I‘d give it 5 stars with words alone. 1mo
Scochrane26 @marleed that‘s good to know. She was in my area recently, & I didn‘t go, so I‘m hoping I don‘t regret that. I might after reading this book. 1mo
marleed @Scochrane26 ohh, I‘m kinda hoping you do because it might mean you loved the book! 1mo
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I saw Ann Patchett this morning. No pictures as she still isn‘t feeling well. However, she did sign my books and my library #outofprint tote!

Soubhiville That‘s awesome! 1mo
charl08 Hope she gets well soon. 1mo
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#24B4MONDAY is complete. I don‘t have many stats to share other than I completed 24 hours and 2 books. I am deep into two others. It was a good time. Thanks!

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MallenNC
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I love when our local indie bookstore has events at the college where I work because I can volunteer to usher. Ann Patchett was delightful and made it worth it to go to work on a Sunday. It‘s the only book event I‘ve been to that promoted other authors‘ books as much as her own. Plus I got to catch up with @Graciouswarriorprincess A fun Sunday for sure.

TrishB Sounds cool 👍🏻 1mo
Graciouswarriorprincess It was lovely to see you today! 1mo
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Graciouswarriorprincess
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Today I saw Ann Patchett. She is funny, brilliant and I could listen to her stories for hours. Unfortunately, she was ill so I didn‘t get my books signed.

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LOVED this book. Ann Patchett is such a lovely writer. Her writing is lyrical.

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The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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MINE MINE MINE... waiting on my libraries “Lucky Day” table. Indeed! #24BMONDAY.

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mom2bugnbee
The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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Y'all. Can you read that fine print? Look who is narrating Ann Patchett's newest! Guess who just put it on reserve at her library?!? 😁😁😁 (My Nashville Littens get me, right @britt_brooke? 😉)

britt_brooke So sorry, I‘m just seeing this! 😆 I just finished listening to the audio and LOVED it. One of my top reads this year! 1mo
mom2bugnbee @britt_brooke Oh, that makes me so happy! 1mo
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The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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Maeve and Danny are siblings raised is a unique mansion. The story follows their relationship over decades. Through Danny‘s eyes we see their lives carry forward even when they can‘t help but fixate on the past. This book is a reminder that the plot matters very little in the hands of a gifted writer. Patchett has an incredible skill for building flawed characters that resonate deeply. Even though the action seems mundane, I couldn‘t put it down.

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Floresj
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I love reading Patchett. Once again, she delivers on a character driven, engaging book with relatable, flawed, funny characters. Told by Danny, this book focuses on a sibling relationship that spans decades. I don‘t agree with every decision the characters made nor Patchett‘s decisions as an author, but I love her style and technique that I will read every book she writes😁.

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Cinfhen
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The Dutch House is ultimately the story of two siblings. First 2/3 of the book was fantastic but I was a little disappointed with the last part. Still a good read but wished the ending was more satisfying. Still a pick and I‘m easily a fan of Ann Patchett 💗

TrishB You‘re cramming them in! Looking forward to this one eventually! 2mo
Cinfhen I know!!!! My parents left for a cruise today and I ignored the laundry 🧺 I spent the day doing nothing but reading @TrishB I just finished a third book 😉 2mo
TrishB Jealous 😘 just stopped work since 7.30 this morning. Started a book, read 30 pages and don‘t like it. Don‘t know what to read and have only got about 1000 books to choose from! Sorry, rant over. 2mo
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Cinfhen @TrishB Ugh!!! Long day and not to have a book that grabs you 😛Birthday mail is on its way to you xx 2mo
TrishB Thank you 😘😘 going to check out the piles again! 2mo
TheLudicReader This is our book for November‘s book club. 😁 2mo
Cinfhen I think it will make for some good discussions @jillrhudy @TheLudicReader I‘m curious to see if others will have similar feelings about the last 1/3 of the book. 2mo
Cathythoughts Good to hear ... I was going to recommend for Bookclub , and I‘ve never put forward a book I Haven‘t read before .... 2mo
jillrhudy Personally I loved the ending. 2mo
Cinfhen @jillrhudy Did you like the mom‘s storyline?? I was really disappointed with her arc and hated the whole May becomes a celebrity and purchases the house. I loved everything else, especially Maeve & Danny‘s relationship. 2mo
jillrhudy @Cinfhen Patchett says she doesn‘t like the mom either! The house was all about vanity anyway, so I thought the ending fit. 2mo
Cinfhen Hmmmm, interesting point about the house/ vanity @jillrhudy I know we‘re not meant to “like” the mom but I didn‘t believe that she would move back into that house and it pissed me off that she would “care” for Andrea after reconnecting with her children that she had abandoned, knowing that by choosing Andrea she was once again turning her back on her family. 2mo
Reviewsbylola We‘re reading this for our book club in January! 1mo
Cinfhen I‘ll be curious to hear what you all think. It‘s a wonderful ode to siblings 🥰🥰🥰 @Reviewsbylola (edited) 1mo
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