The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

The Dutch House

Ann Patchett

480 pages first pub 2019 (editions)

fiction historical literary emotional reflective sad medium-paced

Description

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 l...

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Community Reviews Summary of 19,695 reviews

Moods

emotional 81%
reflective 79%
sad 51%
hopeful 14%
dark 9%
challenging 8%
funny 8%
mysterious 7%
inspiring 6%
tense 6%
relaxing 5%
lighthearted 2%
adventurous 1%

Pace

medium 57%
slow 37%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 80% | A mix: 16% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 74% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 8%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 52% | It's complicated: 34% | No: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 83% | Yes: 9% | It's complicated: 4% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 73% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 10%

Average rating

4.07

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