This book enticed me with its gorgeous cover and enigmatic title. What is a "Dutch house?" It is the house that Danny Conroy lives in from birth and is ejected from as a teenager. He and his sister Maeve costar with the house in this new historical fiction title from Ann Patchett. Also included is a tapestry of characters who come and go in the lives of Danny and Maeve. This rich and meaty character-driven novel should be on the top of the list for book clubs this fall. Groups will find so much to discuss in the motivations, actions and achievements of the inhabitants who surround "The Dutch House." Heck, I want to live there myself!

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