The Dutch House

Ann Patchett (Author) Tom Hanks (Read by)
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Product Details

Price
$39.99  $36.79
Publisher
HarperAudio
Publish Date
September 24, 2019
Dimensions
5.1 X 0.8 X 5.7 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Compact Disc
EAN/UPC
9780062963727

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About the Author

strong >ANN PATCHETT is the author of seven 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.

Tom Hanks is an award-winning actor, producer and director. One of only two actors in history to win back-to-back Best Actor Academy Awards, Hanks has starred in over 40 films, including Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan, Cast Away, Big and Philadelphia. With his production company, Playtone, Hanks has produced several award-winning TV series including John Adams, Band of Brothers and Olive Kitteridge. In 2013, he garnered multiple award nominations for his Broadway debut in Nora Ephron's Lucky Guy. Hanks has received the AFI's Lifetime Achievement Award, the Kennedy Center Honor, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.


Reviews

"Patchett's prose is confident, unfussy and unadorned."--New York Times
"As always, the author draws us close to her portagonists swiftly and gracefully."--Wall Street Journal
"The Dutch House has the richness, allusiveness, and emotional heft of the best fiction."--Boston Globe
"Patchett's splendid novel is a thoughtful, compassionate exploration of obsession and forgiveness, what people acquire, keep, lose or give away, and what they leave behind."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"...this richly furnished novel gives brilliantly clear views into the lives it contains."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Subtle mystery, psychological page-turner, Patchett's latest is a thriller."--Washington Post
"The Dutch House is unusual, thoughtful and oddly exciting, as well-told domestic dramas can be."--Columbus Dispatch
"Patchett's storytelling abilities shine in this gratifying novel."--Associated Press
"Expect miracles when you read Ann Patchett's fiction."--New York Times Book Review
"Patchett is a master storyteller."--O, the Oprah Magazine
"A lavisly gifted writer."--Los Angeles Times
"Patchett writes enviable prose--fluid, simple, direct, clear, and fearless."--Esquire
"Enchanting."--PEOPLE Magazine, Best Books of Fall 2019
"You won't want to put down this engrossing, warmhearted book even after you've read the last page."--NPR
"Ann Patchett spins a dark, compelling fairy tale in The Dutch House."--Entertainment Weekly
"A big-hearted, capacious novel..."--Chapter 16
"Patchett is at her subtle yet shining finest in this gloriously incisive, often droll, quietly suspenseful drama of family, ambition, and home. . . . With echoes of F. Scott Fitzgerald and in sync with Alice McDermott, Patchett gracefully choreographs surprising revelations and reunions as her characters struggle with the need to be one's true self."--Booklist
"As always, Patchett leads us to a truth that feels like life rather than literature."--The Guardian
"For Patchett fans who have been waiting for years, it's a worthwhile read."--Evening Standard (London)
"The Dutch House confirms what we've always known: Ann Patchett doesn't write a bad book."--BookPage
"This finely textured novel is made up of many such small, intimate moments, yet the effect is sweeping, grand, and lavish--and all deeply moving."--New York Journal of Books
"This is a serious and poignant story, but also a delightfully funny one."--Washington Independent Review of Books
"The Dutch House is beautifully written and often tender."--The Spectator
"A great novelist is on top form with this tale of lost family home."--The Times (London)