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The Dutch House
The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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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llwheeler
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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

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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!!!! 6h
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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!

#MOvember
@Cinfhen

Cinfhen That‘s awesome 👏🏼 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 15h
Cathythoughts I just finished this one ... agreed 👍🏻❤️ 12h
Crazeedi Good story!💞💞 8h
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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! 3d
Ms_T I hope you feel better very soon. 3d
Sace I hope you feel better soon. 3d
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Reviewsbylola Feel better! I can‘t wait to get my copy of this! 3d
charl08 Get well soon! 3d
MicheleinPhilly Boo for whatever cooties you caught. Yay for good books! I‘m so glad you enjoyed. ☺️ 3d
Itchyfeetreader Same state. Same book but 100 pages to go! (Feel better x) (edited) 3d
Redwritinghood I hope you feel better soon. 3d
Crazeedi Sending healing hugs! I just read this one too! Loved it!! 3d
TheLudicReader Just starting this one. Feel better soon. 3d
batsy Hope whatever bug that is passes quickly! 🌻 3d
Kalalalatja Hope you feel better soon! 🤞 3d
erzascarletbookgasm Feel better soon! 3d
Reggie Feel better, TrishB! 3d
Cathythoughts I hope you feel better. It‘s so cold here at the moment... maybe our weather is similar.. mind yourself 👍🏻❤️ 3d
Cathythoughts I loved the book too. ❤️ 3d
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!! 🤦‍♀️ 2d
Balibee146 Hope you feel better soon.... Similar sounding virus swept through up here two or three weeks ago x 2d
TrishB @MicheleinPhilly thank you 😘 and for the book ❤️ 2d
TrishB @Itchyfeetreader hope you‘re feeling better soon and enjoy the book! 2d
erzascarletbookgasm Be a good girl and rest well now. Don‘t let those itchy fingers go browsing some websites. ❤️😉 2d
mabell I hope you feel better soon! 2d
TrishB @erzascarletbookgasm I have tried to be good! 2d
TrishB @mabell thank you 😘 2d
CarolynM Hope you're feeling better 💐 2d
Megabooks Get well soon! 2d
TrishB @CarolynM @Megabooks thanks both 😘 1d
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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 3d
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) 3d
Cinfhen Bizarro world is perfect description 😂 3d
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Cathythoughts @Cinfhen 😳😂😂 3d
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime i loved this book too 3d
Cathythoughts @SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime yes! It‘s a good one ❤️👍🏻 3d
TrishB @Cathythoughts @Cinfhen I just finished it and loved it ♥️ I thought the ending was ok/acceptable/what I was expecting 🤷‍♀️ 3d
Cinfhen Wow!!! You read that quick!!! I don‘t know why I hated the ending!!! Even the granddaughter buying the house annoyed me @trishb 3d
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 3d
Cinfhen I HATED that mom SO MUCH!!! She was NO SAINT but everyone painted her out to be one 🤬 2d
Cinfhen It‘s great for bookclub discussion #BookClubWorthy 2d
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen she was absolutely NO saint ... she was a pain 2d
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. 2d
youneverarrived I‘m kind of looking forward to the ending now. I‘ve not got long to go on audio. Glad you enjoyed it ♥️ 2d
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. 2d
Cathythoughts @youneverarrived thanks! I did enjoy it. I was considering the audio ... is Tom Hanks brilliant? 2d
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) 2d
youneverarrived He is a perfect narrator 👌 1d
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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! 7d
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SheReadsAndWrites
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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! 7d
SheReadsAndWrites Thank you! @CoverToCoverGirl It was such a good read. 😊 7d
marleed This is one of my favorite books of the year! 7d
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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

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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! 1w
SheReadsAndWrites I started it yesterday and I am loving it. I love her books.... @Crazeedi 1w
Crazeedi Currently reading....I've read a couple others by her 1w
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Kleonard
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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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Twainy
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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 ! 2w
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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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UnabridgedPod
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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. ⬇️ 2w
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. 2w
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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. 2w
UnabridgedPod @marleed I‘m really considering re-reading the audiobook! I‘ve heard such good things. ❤️ 2w
marleed @UnabridgedPod Tom Hanks has this uncanny ability to read as an adult and as his former child self. I highly recommend! 2w
UnabridgedPod @marleed Thanks for the rec! 😀 2w
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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! 2w
marleed @Prairiegirl_reading Just thinking of JBN makes me smile! 2w
Prairiegirl_reading @marleed he‘s so adorable. You have to follow him on Instagram if you don‘t already. 😸😸😸😸 2w
marleed @Prairiegirl_reading Haha. After his memoir I started following him and Michelle Kwan! (edited) 2w
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Chelsea.Poole
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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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britt_brooke
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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! 3w
LeeRHarry I feel the same way about her other two books as you so I am looking forward to reading this even more now 😊 3w
Cathythoughts Good to hear .. although I loved Bel Canto & bailed on Commonwealth... I have the book , looking forward to it (edited) 3w
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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. 3w
Soubhiville I e never read her books, but I‘d like to try this one. 3w
britt_brooke @marleed 💚 It‘s definitely one of my top reads this year, too! 3w
britt_brooke @LeeRHarry 😄 Too funny! Hope you like this one. 3w
britt_brooke @Cathythoughts Will be curious to hear you‘re thoughts on this one! 3w
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. 3w
britt_brooke @Soubhiville I haven‘t read all of her books, but of the three I have, this is by far the best. (edited) 3w
HeatherBookNerd This was really great. 3w
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HeatherBookNerd
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Dutch House
This Is How It Always Is
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Trust Exercise
Holy Envy
⭐️⭐️⭐️
Haben
The Parking Lot Attendant 🎧
Drama
That Would Be Enough
⭐️⭐️
Recursion 🎧

#OctoberReads #ReadHarder

britt_brooke The Dutch House knocked my socks off. 💚 3w
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Chelsea.Poole
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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 👍❤️ 3w
Chelsea.Poole @Cathythoughts he doesn't disappoint! Also, it's on Libby 😊 3w
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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. 3w
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. 3w
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. 3w
marleed @Scochrane26 ohh, I‘m kinda hoping you do because it might mean you loved the book! 3w
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Graciouswarriorprincess
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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! 3w
charl08 Hope she gets well soon. 3w
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ATB
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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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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 👍🏻 3w
Graciouswarriorprincess It was lovely to see you today! 3w
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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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Mlfoley012
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LOVED this book. Ann Patchett is such a lovely writer. Her writing is lyrical.

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ATB
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MINE MINE MINE... waiting on my libraries “Lucky Day” table. Indeed! #24BMONDAY.

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mom2bugnbee
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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! 3w
mom2bugnbee @britt_brooke Oh, that makes me so happy! 2w
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Avidreader25
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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! 1mo
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 😉 1mo
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. 1mo
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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 1mo
TrishB Thank you 😘😘 going to check out the piles again! 1mo
TheLudicReader This is our book for November‘s book club. 😁 1mo
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. 1mo
Cathythoughts Good to hear ... I was going to recommend for Bookclub , and I‘ve never put forward a book I Haven‘t read before .... 1mo
jillrhudy Personally I loved the ending. 1mo
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. 1mo
jillrhudy @Cinfhen Patchett says she doesn‘t like the mom either! The house was all about vanity anyway, so I thought the ending fit. 1mo
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. 1mo
Reviewsbylola We‘re reading this for our book club in January! 4w
Cinfhen I‘ll be curious to hear what you all think. It‘s a wonderful ode to siblings 🥰🥰🥰 @Reviewsbylola (edited) 4w
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Prairiegirl_reading
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I LOVED this one!!! Tom Hanks doing the narration on the audiobook was just perfect. ❤️
It‘s my favourite of the year so far! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Branwen
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Starting this new book tonight! I have such a crush on Ann Patchett. 😍 Her writing is top notch. 👌 I'm sure this one will be equally amazing, if not more so! Happy weekend, littens! 💕📚

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HeatherBookNerd
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I think this is the best book by Ann Patchett since Bel Canto. This story is about a brother and a sister and a house. Things happen I suppose, but it‘s not a flashy book full of surprises. It‘s really just all about the siblings and their relationship over the years. I was drawn in and curious and content to see how their lives unfolded. I listened to Tom Hanks narrate the audiobook and he was just perfect for it. A very quiet, satisfying read.

irre I loved this one! 1mo
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime i loved this book, I finished it over a week ago & keep wishing i could go back to it 1mo
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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A brother and sister, their bond, the house they grew up in, and what happens when they don‘t live there anymore.

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Pam.Kokomo
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My most favorite Ann Patchett yet. ❤️

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😉

Cathythoughts Gorgeous picture ♥️ 1mo
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Branwen
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I picked up some exciting new books from the library tonight! 😍📚💕 #librarybookhaul #librarylove #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #chaplin

Also, Chaplin says hi! 🐱💕

Leftcoastzen Nice picks ! He‘s so adorable! 1mo
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Lauren.Archer
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Not much time to read this week, but got two books in which I both really enjoyed.

For my full round-up please visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/10/14/weekly-reading-round-up-october-14-2019...

Lcsmcat Both on my TBR! Glad to hear you liked them. 1mo
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Lauren.Archer
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This might be Ann Patchett‘s best book. This was an utter masterpiece. This is literary fiction to it‘s core as I would say a house is the main character of this book

For my full review, please visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/10/13/the-dutch-house-book-review/

Anna40 The waiting list for this book at my library is about 80 or more people! Ridiculously long wait. I might buy it. Have only heard good things about Dutch House 1mo
SamAnne Can‘t wait to read. Love Patchett but didn‘t think Commonweath measured up to Bel Canto or State of Wonder. At least for me. 1mo
Crazeedi Cant wait! Have a hold for this!! 1mo
Crazeedi Following your blog!! 1mo
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Night_Reader
The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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4.5/5🌟
This is a very well written book. I was hooked from the start. The only drawback for me was their mum's story - it felt a bit weak/flat. Overall, a great read. Loved Danny & Maeve's relationship.

Prairiegirl_reading Just started this on audio the other day. I‘m not very far in but I can see that it‘s a good one already. ❤️ 1mo
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Night_Reader
The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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👏👏Enjoying this book.

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HillsAndHamletsBookshop
The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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Pickpick

I think i would have liked reading the book, but I really loved the audiobook, which is read by Tom Hanks. He did a wonderful job and really brought the story to life.

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Lauren.Archer
The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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I am so excited to start this book.

Rissreads I'm looking forward to see what you think. 1mo
readordierachel Striking cover! 1mo
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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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There really isn't a way to describe The Dutch House. It's almost like nothing happens but so much happens all at once. Everytime I picked it up to continue reading it, it felt like I was coming home. I found out that Tom Hanks narrated the audiobook about halfway through my reading of it, so included that in my experience for the second half, adding to the comforting feeling. The last page of the story wasn't sad, yet I cried all the same.

Nute Nice review! 5d
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Mdargusch
The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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I‘m planning a #cozy day of knitting and #audiobooking.
#fallisbooked

MrBook Love it!!! 1mo
ephemeralwaltz Looks great😍 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Love the colours of what you‘re knitting 🧶 1mo
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OriginalCyn620 Great pic! Enjoy your day! 🧡🍂🍁 1mo
LeahBergen Perfect! ❤️ 1mo
BarbaraBB Looks lovely! Enjoy 😘 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww 🧡🧡🧡 1mo
Reviewsbylola Omg I can‘t believe you‘re reading this on audio. I‘m buying this one just for the cover!!! 1mo
Centique Your dog colour coordinates with your knitting and your book cover! That‘s extra cute 😍 1mo
Mdargusch Thanks all I‘m knitting a temperature blanket. Each row is knitted in the color that corresponds with the temperature that day. The dog just happens to match. 🙃 @ephemeralwaltz @MrBook @erzascarletbookgasm @OriginalCyn620 @LeahBergen @BarbaraBB @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Centique 1mo
Mdargusch I should have done that @Reviewsbylola - it‘s such a great cover! ❤️ 1mo
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MicheleinPhilly
The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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You guys, I can‘t stop looking at it. 😍

TheBookStacker So much prettier than my copy! Ugh 1mo
TrishB That‘s gorgeous 💙 1mo
batsy It's so pretty! 1mo
Suet624 Beautiful! and what a quote! 1mo
Reviewsbylola I‘m ordering it now but won‘t get it until December when my sister brings it to me from the UK. 😭 1mo
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MicheleinPhilly
The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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I might lick it. So what. Shut up.

#bookmail

Redwritinghood 💙💙 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm 🤩💙 1mo
saresmoore 😍 1mo
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Tanisha_A Pretty! 1mo
LeahBergen Damn! That is some inspired book art. 😍 1mo
Soubhiville That volume is amazing! 1mo
Prairiegirl_reading 😍😍🤤 1mo
marleed I don‘t blame you - beautiful! 1mo
Mdargusch What?!?! I need to buy this! You‘re right @Reviewsbylola - it‘s too pretty to listen to! 1mo
Reviewsbylola That‘s the Waterstone edition right @MicheleinPhilly? I‘ve already spoken to @AnnieD about it @Mdargusch. Unfortunately I didn‘t give her enough notice to get it before her trip so she‘s bringing it to me at Christmas. 😆 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @Reviewsbylola @Mdargusch @AnnieD It is indeed! Surprisingly it only took about a week to reach me. 1mo
Mdargusch I need to put my order in @Reviewsbylola @AnnieD 1mo
Avidreader25 It‘s SO gorgeous! 1mo
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