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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. Download The Dutch House By Ann Patchett – wholesalesweetshop.co.uk

½ Kindle Ebook ↠ The Dutch HouseKindle By Ann Patchett À school – wholesalesweetshop.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages
  • The Dutch House
  • Ann Patchett
  • English
  • 20 March 2017
  • 0062963678

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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 where they live As adults, it s muchcomplex it represents everything they lost To Conroy s second wife Andrea, it s a possession she has to have Narrated by Danny, the story moves back and forth from their childhood over decades, a family saga of sorts, but the Conroy family for most of the novel is just the two of them, Danny and Maeve This is in so many ways abou...

  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 confuse...

  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 young age, we are let into his thoughts and the actions of the other characters.Dutch House, a house that their father bought to surprise their mother, is as much a character in this story, as are the actual characters It is the cause of much of what happens here, a house with huge window that allows one to see all through the house We follow not only the house itself, but the brother and sister as they grow, through their triumphs and losses Sibling strength and fam...

  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 ...

  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 cabinet in other words, a house I d like to explore A rich perso...

  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 mother is a mystery that unravels over time But the fallout from her...

  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 char...

  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...

  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 char...

  10. A HUGE thanx to Netgalley and HarperCollins for a review copy of this book, in exchange for this honest review I ve only read two other Patchett books, but she has already become a favorite author, and I was very excited to be granted this ARC months prior to its publication in late Sept., since her last novel, Commonwealth, made it into my top 5 reads for 2016 and I am fairly confident this one will do likewise for 2019.The storyline follows somewhat similar ground as that previous book, bei A HUGE thanx to Netgalley and HarperCollins for a review copy of this book, in exchange for this honest review I ve only read two other Patchett books, but she has already become a favorite author, and I was very excited to be granted this ARC months prior to its publication in late Sept., since her last novel, Commonwealth, made it into my top 5 reads for 2016 and I am fairly confident this one will do likewise for 2019.The storyline follows somewhat similar ground as that previous book, being,or less, an intricate family saga covering decades of the ins and outs of the Conroy family, and in particular, how the titular family manse outside Philadelphia impacts and impedes various relationships The focus is primarily on a pair of siblings, with younger brother Danny doing the narrating, and once again Patchett does not foll...

  11. This is only the second Ann Patchett novel I read The Dutch House is aptly named the majestic house at its centre was built on the outskirts of Philadelphia by the VanHoebeek s who had immigrated to the US before the WWI The business savvy Cyril Conroy buys the house and everything in it to surprise his wife, Elma and their young children, Maeve and Danny Overwhelmed by the huge change from living frugally in a very small house to living in a grand old house, with a cook, a cleaner and a nan This is only the second Ann Patchett novel I read The Dutch House is aptly named the majestic house at its centre was built on the outskirts of Philadelphia by the VanHoebeek s who had immigrated to the US before the WWI The business savvy Cyril Conroy buys the house and everything in it to surprise his wife, Elma and their young children, Maeve and Danny Overwhelmed by the huge change from living frugally in a very small house to living in a grand old house, with a cook, a cleaner and a nanny, the young mother eventually abandons her family.Written from Danny s point of view, this is a novel about family, abandonment and its effects, hanging on the past and not letting go Danny s sister, Maeve, seven years his senior, becomes his mentor and protector, while the two sisters working as co...

  12. The Dutch House showcases lyrical writing and first rate character development SUMMARYIn 1946, Brooklyn born real estate entrepreneur Cyril Conroy purchases the Dutch House in Elkins Park, outside Philadelphia, and presents it to his Wife, Elna The 1920 s mansion comes complete with staff, life size portraits of the original Dutch owners, a third floor ballroom, and a perfect window seat Elna, who grew up poor, hates the extravagance of the house She runs away to serve the poor, abandoning he The Dutch House showcases lyrical writing and first rate character development SUMMARYIn 1946, Brooklyn born real estate entrepreneur Cyril Conroy purchases the Dutch House in Elkins Park, outside Philadelphia, and presents it to his Wife, Elna The 1920 s mansion comes complete with staff, life size portraits of the original Dutch owners, a third floor ballroom, and a perfect window seat Elna, who grew up poor, hates the extravagance of the house She runs away to serve the poor, abandoning her 10 year old daughter, Maeve, and three year old son, Danny, to the hands of their rigid and cold father.Five years later, Maeve and Danny are called downstairs to meet Conroy s soon to be second wife, Andrea The second Mrs Conroy adores the house and all the money that goes along with it When Cyril dies, she keeps the house and the money and disp...