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The Dutch House


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strong >ANN PATCHETT is the author of seven novels, The Patron Saint of Liars, Taft, The Magician's Assistant, Bel Canto, Run, State of Wonder, and Commonwealth. She was the editor of Best American Short Stories, 2006, and has written three books of nonfiction, Truth & Beauty, about her friendship with the writer, Lucy Grealy, What now? an expansion of her graduation address at Sarah Lawrence College, and, most recently, This is the Story of a Happy Marriage, a collection of essays.


The Dutch House confirms what we've always known: Ann Patchett doesn't write a bad book.--BookPage
The Dutch House is beautifully written and often tender.--The Spectator
A great novelist is on top form with this tale of lost family home.--The Times (London)
Ann Patchett spins a dark, compelling fairy tale in The Dutch House.--Entertainment Weekly
As always, the author draws us close to her protagonists swiftly and gracefully.--Wall Street Journal
As always, Patchett leads us to a truth that feels like life rather than literature.--The Guardian
For Patchett fans who have been waiting for years, it's a worthwhile read.--Evening Standard (London)
Patchett's prose is confident, unfussy and unadorned.--New York Times
Subtle mystery, psychological page-turner, Patchett's latest is a thriller.--Washington Post
This finely textured novel is made up of many such small, intimate moments, yet the effect is sweeping, grand, and lavish--and all deeply moving.--New York Journal of Books
This is a serious and poignant story, but also a delightfully funny one.--Washington Independent Review of Books
You won't want to put down this engrossing, warmhearted book even after you've read the last page."--NPR
"A big-hearted, capacious novel..."--Chapter 16
"The Dutch House has the richness, allusiveness, and emotional heft of the best fiction."--Boston Globe
"The Dutch House is unusual, thoughtful and oddly exciting, as well-told domestic dramas can be."--Columbus Dispatch
"A lavishly gifted writer."--Los Angeles Times
"Enchanting."--PEOPLE Magazine, Best Books of Fall 2019
"Expect miracles when you read Ann Patchett's fiction."--New York Times Book Review
"Patchett is a master storyteller."--O, the Oprah Magazine
"Patchett is at her subtle yet shining finest in this gloriously incisive, often droll, quietly suspenseful drama of family, ambition, and home. . . . With echoes of F. Scott Fitzgerald and in sync with Alice McDermott, Patchett gracefully choreographs surprising revelations and reunions as her characters struggle with the need to be one's true self."--Booklist
"Patchett writes enviable prose--fluid, simple, direct, clear, and fearless."--Esquire
"Patchett's splendid novel is a thoughtful, compassionate exploration of obsession and forgiveness, what people acquire, keep, lose or give away, and what they leave behind."--Publishers Weekly(starred review)
"Patchett's storytelling abilities shine in this gratifying novel."--Associated Press
"This richly furnished novel gives brilliantly clear views into the lives it contains."--Kirkus Reviews(starred review)

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