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Ann Patchett at Meredith College's Jones Chapel

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AN ARTS & LECTURE SERIES EVENT:

Ann Patchett joins Quail Ridge Books at Meredith College's Jones Chapel to discuss her new novel, The Dutch House.

Please note that many of these tickets have already been taken by subscribers to our Arts & Lecture Series, so availability is extremely limited.

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.

Entry fee includes a copy of The Dutch House and one reserved seat. Purchase of the book is required for entrance.

We can't wait to see you there!

FAQs:

Do I need to buy a ticket to attend?

Every attendee needs a ticket. Each ticket includes a copy of The Dutch House and a reserved seat.

Where do I pick up my book(s)/ticket(s)?

Books will be available for pickup at Quail Ridge Books through October 26th, and at Will Call in the Jones Chapel on October 27th.

Will Ann sign books at the event?

Yes.

Please note signing line details are subject to change.

May I take photos?

Recording or livestreaming of Ann’s presentation is not allowed. You may take candid photos or livestream during the singing line. However, because of the crowd size and time constraints, there will be no posed photos. If you'd like to take a picture with Karen while she is signing your book, a QRB bookseller will be on hand to take the photo with your camera or phone.

How is the signing line organized?

Presentation seats are general admission. Your signing line ticket has a letter on it. Letters are issued in the order in which your ticket was purchased, so it is to your advantage to order early. When we call your letter, you will line up to meet Ann.

When should I get there?

Will Call details to come.

How do I get there?

For GPS or mapping apps use:

3800 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27609

What's the refund policy?

You may request a refund through Eventbrite up to 7 days prior to the event.

Is it okay if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

As long as each member of your party has a ticket with a valid QR code, the names do not need to match. At Will Call just ask for the name of the ticket buyer.

We encourage you to purchase your tickets early for early placement in the signing line. However, please note that event details are subject to change. Please check back closer to the event date and watch your email for any updates.



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