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Established 1885

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Book Bites: The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

We will discuss “The Dutch House” by Ann Patchett. “The Dutch House is unusual, thoughtful and oddly exciting, as well-told domestic dramas can be.” – Columbus Dispatch

 

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. Cyril’s son Danny and his older sister 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.

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Date:
October 26
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
https://events.tscpl.org/event/5322245

Venue

Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
1515 SW 10th Ave
Topeka, KS 66604 United States
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Phone:
785-580-4400
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