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The Dutch House 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 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 Filled with suspense, you may read it quickly to find out what happens, but what happens to Danny and Maeve will stay with you for a very long time. Free Read [ The Dutch House ] Author [ Ann Patchett ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – sneakerspear.co.uk

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  1. 4.5 starsSometimes in a novel, a place is such a strong and integral part of the story that it deserves as much attention as if it were a character The house in this novel exerts so much influence over the lives of the characters, sometimesso than the other people in their lives The house, with its big windows and ornate design is a symbol of success for Cyril Conroy, the self made real estate developer To his wife Elna, it is everything that is wrong with the world, when so many others 4.5 starsSometimes in a novel, a place is such a strong and integral part of the story that it deserves as much attention as if it were a character The house in this novel exerts so much influence over the lives of the characters, sometimesso than the other people in their lives The house, with its big windows and ornate design is a symbol of success for Cyril Conroy, the self made real estate developer To his wife Elna, it is everything that is wrong with the world, when so many others have nothing To their children, Maeve and Danny, it is...

  2. Attached The Dutch House is a story of siblings, Danny and Maeve Conroy, their obsessive connection with the iconic family house they lived in as young children and how their lives unfolded over the years The story is narrated by Danny over multiple non linear time periods The various time jumps and reflections back to important events felt like a jigsaw puzzle being built, where there is the uncertainty of the next piece but once it is placed, the complete picture becomes clearer and clearer Attached The Dutch House is a story of siblings, Danny and Maeve Conroy, their obsessive connection with the iconic family house they lived in as young children and how their lives unfolded over the years The story is narrated by Danny over multiple non linear time periods The various time jumps and reflections back to important events felt like a jigsaw puzzle being built, where there is the uncertainty of the next piece but once it is placed, the complete picture becomes clearer and clearer This is a wonderful skill Ann Patchett possesses and you never feel lost or confused as she manages the time transitions so deftly The other major hallmark of Ann Patchett is her development of amazing characters and relationships Maeve is Danny s older sister of 7 years, she is very intelligent, a diabetic, caring to the extreme for her brother, and a character that captivates Danny is m...

  3. Patchett is way up there on my, can t wait for next novel, list Her characterizations, her insight into flawed families and her wry observations of human nature, are always top notched In this, her soon to be published novel, she follows a family for five decades, a family that is broken apart, for reasons that I cannot at this time share Brother and sister, Maeve and Danny, are extremely close, not unexpected since they are the only ones that are there for each other through thick and thin Patchett is way up there on my, can t wait for next novel, list Her characterizations, her insight into flawed families and her wry observations of human nature, are always top notched In this, her soon to be published novel, she follows a family for five decades, a family that is broken apart, for reasons that I cannot at this time share Brother and sister, Maeve and Danny, are extremely close, not unexpected since they are the only ones that are there for each other through thick and thin Danny is our narrator, and from a ...

  4. Ann Patchett s latest novel proves to be a absolute delight to read with its echoes of the darkest of fairytales with the requisite wicked stepmother in the form of Andrea We are provided with Patchett s acute understanding and keen observational insights of what it is to be human, the complex nature of family and the dysfunctional dynamics that proliferate Shortly after WW2, Cyril Conroy s life catapults from poverty into wealth which propels him to buy the architectural jewel that is the Dut Ann Patchett s latest novel proves to be a absolute delight to read with its echoes of the darkest of fairytales with the requisite wicked stepmother in the form of Andrea We are provided with Patchett s acute understanding and keen observational insights of what it is to be human, the complex nature of family and the dysfunctional dynamics that proliferate Shortly after WW2, Cyril Conroy s life catapults from poverty into wealth which propels him to buy the architectural jewel that is the Dutch House with its many windows in the Pennsylvania suburbs for his wife, Elna, a house that is to splinter his family apart As the narrative moves back and forth in time through five decades, the house turns out to be an integral part and trigger for the dramas that ensue, the highs and the lows Danny grew up with little memory of his mother who left so early in his life, and his father is a distant figure, contributing to the strong bond with his older sister, the bright and determined Maev...

  5. A grand house with grand siblings insideA house Really I want people, not inanimate objects I thought the house would be bigger than the people in it, but thank god I was wrong I ended up loving the place Hell, I d go to an open house there any day Damn straight I d like to snoop around.The cover and the title scared me A painting of an uptight, upright woman on the cover, and Dutch House as the title sounds like we might have some snooty going on here Is reading this going to feel lik A grand house with grand siblings insideA house Really I want people, not inanimate objects I thought the house would be bigger than the people in it, but thank god I was wrong I ended up loving the place Hell, I d go to an open house there any day Damn straight I d like to snoop around.The cover and the title scared me A painting of an uptight, upright woman on the cover, and Dutch House as the title sounds like we might have some snooty going on here Is reading this going to feel like being held prisoner in a museum Because I m here to tell you, museums are famous for keeping it dull, and I definitely smelled a museum It just hit me that I wouldn t have been putting on the brakes if the house were some funky, colorful place with a chartreuse washstand and a periwinkle china c...

  6. Awfully close to 5 stars The Dutch House is full of the stuff I love in fiction It s really well written, has great characters, is original and feels like a big meaty story I could get lost in Danny is the narrator He grew up in the grandiose Dutch House with his sister, Maeve, and his father What happens to his mother is a mystery that unravels over time But the fallout from her disappearance is a very strong bond between Danny and Maeve, and a cascade of emotional and other consequences f Awfully close to 5 stars The Dutch House is full of the stuff I love in fiction It s really well written, has great characters, is original and feels like a big meaty story I could get lost in Danny is the narrator He grew up in the grandiose Dutch House with his sister, Maeve, and his father What happens to his mot...

  7. This was a great book with Ann Patchett s signature writing She s the queen of family sagas and this is no different The Dutch House refers to a mansion Meave and Danny live with their parents We go through the lives of these siblings from their childhood to quite late in their lives Their mother leaves suddenly without a word one day when they were children, and they never knew why We go through the next phase of their lives after this event till they are old basically If you haven t re This was a great book with Ann Patchett s signature writing She s the queen of family sagas and this is no different The Dutch House refers to a mansion Meave and Danny live with their parents We go through the lives of these siblings from their childhood to quite late in their lives Their mother leaves suddenly without a word one day when they were children, and they never knew why We go through the next phase of their lives after this event till they are old basically If you haven t read Ann Patchett before, you need to know that her books are very much character driven, not plot driven We go through the life span of a family and witness their lives In this book, the focus was the 2 siblings and their tight relationship Meave and Danny were a delight to follow I even envied their unshaken closeness and love for each other as an only child They go through a lot together and their support for each other helps them achieve in life Of course there are lots of...

  8. For no reason, I ve never read Patchett and I ve been missing out This is an intelligent novel that is almost a fable including an evil stepmonster but it s the house that looms large A house that represents success, greed, loss, sadness and, ultimately, forgiveness A wife is desperately unhappy, close siblings are eventually ousted and many lives are deeply affected by the house and what it means to each character Patchett has a deft touch and now I ll have the pleasure of reading her other For no reason, I ve never read Patchett and I ve been missing out This is an intelligent novel that is almost a fable including an evil stepmonster but it s the house that looms large A house that represents success, greed, loss, sadness and, ulti...

  9. 4.5 StarsThis is the third book of Patchett s that I ve read, the first being State of Wonder,the second, Commonwealth, and this is one adds to the proof that she was born to write these complex family dramas where each character equally shares the wounds of all involved A little like a fairy tale flipped upside down, this story includes an imposing, castle like house, which seems to affect each character differently, as though abiding inside these walls seems to create an entirely different 4.5 StarsThis is the third book of Patchett s that I ve read, the first being State of Wonder,the second, Commonwealth, and this is one adds to the proof that she was born to write these complex family dramas where each character equally shares the wounds of all involved A little like a fairy tale flipped upside down, this story includes an imposing, castle like house, which seems to affect each character differently, as though abiding inside these walls seems to create an entirely different relationship between the house and each character It begins as World War II is ending, and this then poor young family who have been living in base housing, living a happy, if simple life find their world upended when the father, Cyril, buys a house unbeknownst to his young wife and young daughter, Maeve The wife, Elna, is well, impres...