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The Dutch House

(2019)
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New York Times best seller | A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick | A New York Times Book Review Notable Book | Time Magazine's 100 Must-Read Books of 2019

Named one of the Best Books of the Year by NPR, The Washington Post; O: The Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, Good Housekeeping, Vogue, Refinery29, and Buzzfeed

Ann Patchett, the number-one New York Times best-selling author of Commonwealth, delivers her 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 unshakable 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.

Genre: General Fiction

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September 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Dutch House
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 1-5266-1802-8 / 978-1-5266-1802-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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September 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Dutch House: A Novel
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 0-06-296367-8 / 978-0-06-296367-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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September 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Dutch House: Longlisted for the Women's Prize 2020
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 1-5266-1496-0 / 978-1-5266-1496-4 (UK edition)
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April 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Dutch House: Longlisted for the Women's Prize 2020
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 1-5266-1497-9 / 978-1-5266-1497-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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May 2020 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Dutch House: A Novel
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 0-06-302339-3 / 978-0-06-302339-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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April 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Dutch House: Longlisted for the Women's Prize 2020
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 1-5266-2406-0 / 978-1-5266-2406-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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September 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Dutch House: A Novel
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 0-06-296646-4 / 978-0-06-296646-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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September 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Dutch House
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 1-5266-1495-2 / 978-1-5266-1495-7 (UK edition)
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September 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Dutch House: A Novel
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 0-06-296629-4 / 978-0-06-296629-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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Audio Editions

September 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Dutch House CD: A Novel
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 0-06-296372-4 / 978-0-06-296372-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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September 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Dutch House
Author(s): Ann Patchett
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
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September 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Dutch House
Author(s): Ann Patchett
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
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September 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Dutch House
Author(s): Ann Patchett
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Dutch House: A Novel
Author(s): Ann Patchett
Publisher: HarperAudio
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September 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Dutch House: A Novel
Author(s): Ann Patchett
Publisher: HarperAudio
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September 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Dutch House: A Novel
Author(s): Ann Patchett
Publisher: Harper
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September 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Dutch House: Longlisted for the Women's Prize 2020
Author(s): Ann Patchett
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU