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Modern Masters: An Evening with Ann Patchett

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The Synagogue | Congregation B'nai Emunah

1719 South Owasso Avenue

Tulsa, OK 74120

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Join us for an evening with Ann Patchett and her latest book, The Dutch House, hailed as the most powerful novel of her career.

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Magic City Books is proud to welcome bestselling author Ann Patchett in celebration of her latest novel, The Dutch House, a #1 New York Times bestseller, and one of TIME Magazine's 100 Must-Read Books of 2019. The Dutch House was 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.

This is a ticketed event, each ticket includes one copy of The Dutch House and one seat at the event on Wednesday March 25at The Synagogue|Congregation B'nai Emunah (1719 S. Owasso Avenue). There is a limit of four tickets per person/email address.

Ticket holders will be able to pick up their books and event wristbands for entry to the event at Magic City Books starting on Wednesday, February 19.

About THE DUTCH HOUSE:

From the New York Times bestselling author of Commonwealth and State of Wonder, comes Ann Patchett's 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.

ANN PATCHETT is the author of seven previous novels, The Patron Saint of Liars, Taft, The Magician's Assistant, Bel Canto, Run, State of Wonder, and Commonwealth. She was the editor of Best American Short Stories, 2006, and has written three books of nonfiction, Truth & Beauty, about her friendship with the writer, Lucy Grealy, What Now? an expansion of her graduation address at Sarah Lawrence College, and, most recently, This is the Story of a Happy Marriage, a collection of essays.

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