Hi friends! Today, I’m here for another book review that I’m excited about, because it’s one of those books you keep thinking about. Also, it’s one of the most beautiful cover designs of the year in my opinion. The reason is not because it’s so pretty only, it’s because it reflects the book so well. You’ll understand when you read the book 🙂 But, I wanted to mention it, as these details make my reading experience all the more sweeter.
This was a great book with Ann Patchett’s signature writing. She’s the queen of family sagas and this is no different.
‘The Dutch House’ refers to a mansion Meave and Danny live with their parents. We go through the lives of these siblings from their childhood to quite late in their lives. Their mother leaves suddenly without a word one day when they were children, and they never knew why. We go through the next phase of their lives after this event till they are old basically.
This story is definitely a slow burner, character driven book. We go through the life span of a family and witness their lives. The focus is the 2 siblings and their tight relationship. Meave and Danny were a delight to follow. I even envied their unshaken closeness and love for each other as an only child 🙂 The Dutch House is their childhood home, and a very important part of their lives that they can’t let go. They go through a lot together and their support for each other helps them achieve in life. Of course there are lots of other characters, but they are revolving around this brother & sister.
I love Patchett’s writing. It’s very slow, but very immersive. Before you know it, you’re drawn to these characters and want to know what’s going on in their simple lives. I was thinking of the book when I wasn’t reading it, and wanted to return to it for sure.
If you enjoy slow, character driven stories that goes on for a lifetime, Ann Patchett is the address 🙂 This book is out today. Waterstones has an amazing exclusive copy with sprayed edges, here are the pictures to indulge you 😉 .
So, that’s it for today. I hope it was useful and as usual, I’d love to hear from you in the comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and happy reading!