The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 11:17am -- JGranatino

Cyril Conroy has built a thriving business in Philadelphia, and surprises his growing family with the purchase of the beautiful Dutch House, a glass masterpiece complete with ballroom. Siblings Maeve and Danny are close, brought even closer when their mother leaves abruptly and their father remarries. The new stepmother, Andrea, is obsessed with the house and when Cyril dies, she inherits both the business and the stunning house, leaving both siblings to fend for themselves. Years later, a near fatal incident brings the first Mrs. Conroy back into their lives and Maeve and Danny have to reconcile their past. A wonderful family saga spanning five decades by a gifted author.

*This reviewer recommends listening to this title as an audiobook. Tom Hanks turns in a memorable performance as narrator Danny.

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