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The Dutch House: a novel
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Published:
New York : [Prince Frederick, Md.] : Harper Audio ; [Distributed by] RBdigital, 2019, p2019.
Format:
eAudiobook
Edition:
Unabridged.
Physical Desc:
1 online resource (9 hr., 53 min.), Downloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices.
Status:
RBDigital (East Hampton)
Description

Audiobook performed by Tom Hanks.

New York Times Bestseller | A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick | A New York Times Book Review Notable Book | TIME Magazine's 100 Must-Read Books of 2019 | 2020 Audie Finalist - Audiobook of The Year & Best Male Narrator

Named one of the Best Books of the Year by NPR, The Washington Post; O: The Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, Good Housekeeping, Vogue, Refinery29, and Buzzfeed

Ann Patchett, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Commonwealth, delivers her most powerful novel to date: a richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings, the house of their childhood, and a past that will not let them go. 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.

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 unshakeable 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.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780062963703

Notes

General Note
Downloadable audio file.
General Note
Title from title screen.
Restrictions on Access
Access restricted to subscribing institutions.
Participants/Performers
Narrated by Tom Hanks.
Description
"'Do you think it's possible to ever see the past as it actually was'' I asked my sister. We were sitting in her car, parked in front of the Dutch House in the broad daylight of early summer." 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 unshakeable 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.
Additional Physical Form
Downloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices.
System Details
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
System Details
Requires RBdigital Media Manager.
System Details
System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Patchett, A., & Hanks, T. (20192019). The Dutch House: a novel. Unabridged. New York : [Prince Frederick, Md.]: Harper Audio ; [Distributed by] RBdigital.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Patchett, Ann and Tom. Hanks. 20192019. The Dutch House: A Novel. New York : [Prince Frederick, Md.]: Harper Audio ; [Distributed by] RBdigital.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Patchett, Ann and Tom. Hanks, The Dutch House: A Novel. New York : [Prince Frederick, Md.]: Harper Audio ; [Distributed by] RBdigital, 20192019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Patchett, Ann., and Tom Hanks. The Dutch House: A Novel. Unabridged. New York : [Prince Frederick, Md.]: Harper Audio ; [Distributed by] RBdigital, 20192019.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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