The Dutch House Book Discussion

Please join us on Zoom to discuss the bookThe Dutch House” by Ann Patchett on Monday, March 29, 2021 at 6:30 pm.

In a review published in “The Washington Post,” Allegra Goodman states “…..this scene dramatizes the central conflict in “The Dutch House”— not the struggle between orphans and stepmother, innocent children and wicked witch — but the war between memory and mature reflection, childhood myth and adult analysis. A classic theme, but what makes this novel extraordinary is Patchett’s fair-minded presentation. She inhabits both the child and adult point of view. Both have their powers, their insights and deceptions, their vanities, cruelties and passions. The outcome is uncertain, lives hang in the balance, and we cannot stop reading. Subtle mystery, psychological page-turner, Patchett’s latest is a thriller.”

Please sign up in advance for this meeting. If you have questions about Zoom you can check our website for information.

If you do not have a card, and you are a Town of Hamden resident, you can obtain one through the library website. Several copies of the book are available through our contactless service as well as through our digital library.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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