Docket Page 74 – The Dutch House – Ann Patchett

CHARGE: To discover whether a family house can keep a family together.

FACTS: Years after loving and losing their family home, Dutch House, siblings Danny and Maeve continue to be drawn to sitting on the street in front of their former home. What draws them? Why does this house have such a hold over them? Can their association with the house determine their destiny? This is a marvelous novel about love, loss, tenacity, and dreams. Can a house become a force for hearing. This is one I couldn’t put down!

VERDICT: Guilty, as charged.

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