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The Dutch House: Longlisted for the Women's Prize 2020 Paperback – 24 Sep 2019

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A wonderful hypnotic masterpiece of a novel. The best book I've read in years

A gloriously immersive family saga about lost inheritance (Guardian, Books of the Year)

One of my top favourite contemporary writers. I don't think that there's a book of hers that I haven't put down at the end and been haunted by for weeks after (Gillian Anderson)

The vicissitudes of life in a step-family unfold over five decades . A moving portrait of an unusual house and the unhappy family living in it (The Times, Book of the Year)

The Dutch House is a novel that assures Patchett, alongside John Irving and Anne Tyler, a place as one of the foremost chroniclers of the burdens of emotional inventory and its central place in American lives (Financial Times)

Indelibly poignant in its long unspooling perspective on family life, The Dutch House brilliantly captures how time undoes all certainties (Observer)

An intimate and transporting novel . The Dutch House is a novel brimming with pain and tenderness in which Patchett's gifts as a storyteller are on full display . A searching, exquisitely wrenching novel about family, sacrifice and obsession (Sunday Times)

One of the most celebrated novelists of our times . But it is her new book, widely billed a one of this autumn's best new reads, where she truly comes into her own (Sunday Times Magazine)

A family story full of love and pain and insight (Herald, Books of the Year)

Impeccably fine . A thoughtful, quietly profound book (i paper)

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A masterpiece from the Orange Prize-winning, New York Times number one bestselling author of Commonwealth and Bel Canto: a story of love, family, sacrifice, and the power of place

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3.0 out of 5 stars I did not find the book entirely credible
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5.0 out of 5 stars A beautifully crafted family story
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5.0 out of 5 stars Achingly insightful, phenomenally crafted.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Well written but lacking something
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3.0 out of 5 stars Over-praised.
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