Online Book Group: The Dutch House by Ann PatchettLed by Valerie Bird 10th June
The Dutch House, Ann Patchett’s eighth novel, is a dark fairy tale of a brother and sister’s need to overcome their past; their distant father and absent mother and the power of this strange house haunt their lives. Danny, our narrator, leads us through five decades before he and his beloved sister are forced to confront what they’ve lost and found. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2020, the story is told with humour, rage and heartbreak. Valerie Bird will lead the discussion.