A big-hearted story of surviving in a modern family. . .
After Astrid Strick – a widowed, 68-year-old mother of three living in upstate New York – witnesses an accident she resolves to live more honestly, starting with the mistakes she made in raising her family.
But are her kids, tangled in their own messy adults lives, really ready to be treated like grown ups?
‘A wonderful read’ – Elizabeth Strout
‘A gorgeous and witty storyteller’ – Elizabeth Gilbert, author of City of Girls
‘The world will love it’ – Ann Patchett
‘If you’re a fan of Anne Tyler’s writing, you’ll love this captivating well-observed family drama’ – Good Housekeeping
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
A story of two siblings, their childhood home, and a past they can’t let go.
Like swallows, like salmon, we were the helpless captives of our migratory patterns. We pretended that what we had lost was the house, not our mother, not our father. We pretended that what we had lost had been taken from us by the person who still lived inside.
‘The best book I’ve read in years’ Rosamund Lupton
‘Her finest novel yet’ Sunday Times
‘The buzz around The Dutch House is totally justified. Her best yet, which is saying something’ John Boyne
‘A masterpiece’ Cathy Rentzenbrink
‘Bliss’ Nigella Lawson