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Ann Patchett 10/1

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Coolidge Corner Theatre

290 Harvard St

Brookline, MA 02446

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Ann Patchett will speak at the Coolidge Corner Theatre at 6:00pm on October 1st. She will meet attendees and sign books at Brookline Booksmith after the show at 7:00pm.

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TICKETS

  • Every ticket includes a signed, hardcover copy of The Dutch House.
  • Event books cannot be claimed early. You may pick up your copy of The Dutch House on the day of the event or before the end of October 2019.
  • Every attendee must have a ticket.
  • Present your on-screen or printed ticket at the Coolidge Corner Theatre for entry.
  • Tickets are valid until 5:55pm, at which point unfilled seats may go to the standby line, so arrive early!
  • In the case of a sold out event, a standby line will form at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. Standby tickets will be available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.
  • Ann's talk will begin at 6:00pm and last one hour.
  • All tickets are nonreturnable and nonrefundable.

OTHER NOTES

  • Further details and updates will be sent to ticketholders via email.
  • If you have a disability and require accommodation, please contact us at events@brooklinebooksmith.com.

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Ann Patchett, the New York Times bestselling author of Commonwealth and State of Wonder, returns with 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.

“‘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.


About the Author


ANN PATCHETT is the author of seven novels and three works of nonfiction. She is the winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award, England's Orange Prize, and the Book Sense Book of the Year, and was named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages. She is the co-owner of Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tennessee, where she lives with her husband, Karl, and their dog, Sparky.

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