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Virtual Book & Bottle: "The Dutch House"

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Join us for an online edition of our Book & Bottle Club!

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Love to read? Love to drink wine? Us, too!

Join us on Zoom for the next meeting of MBTB's book club, featuring fun, easygoing discussion paired with wine! For the online sessions, pre-registration is required; the cost is $10, but comes back to you as an MBTB gift card that never expires! (This will greatly help us as we struggle to recover from the aftermath of the shutdown and assist us in paying our team — we appreciate your understanding!)

* Please note that guests registering via Eventbrite will incur a small fee that goes back to Eventbrite, which cannot be added back to the $10 gift card. If you would like to avoid the fee, please call (248) 850-7175 during our business hours to register via phone instead. All tickets are non-refundable.

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Our featured book is "The Dutch House" by Ann Patchett.

From Amazon.com:

Ann Patchett, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Commonwealth, delivers 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. 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.


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