The Dutch House by Ann Patchett, review by Robin Templin

Most of us have one house from childhood, that we will never forget. It is part of our story and how we became the people we are today. This is a love story to a particularly grand house. The Dutch House. This is also about the families whose lives filled every glorious inch of its space. 

The best analogy I have is that of moths drawn to a flame. The Dutch House is most definitely the flame. The families (and I) are the moths. I fell in love with the inhabitants and their dramatic lives. But I am completely obsessed with the house. Like Danny and his sister Maeve, I too would park at the curb and gawk... years after moving out and moving on. And if given the chance, I would walk through the door and never leave. In the meantime, if I'm lucky, I will visit the Dutch House in my dreams.

Staff Pick Badge
The Dutch House: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062963673
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper - September 24th, 2019