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 30,333 reviews

Moods

emotional 80%
reflective 80%
sad 49%
hopeful 15%
dark 9%
funny 9%
challenging 8%
inspiring 7%
mysterious 7%
relaxing 6%
tense 6%
lighthearted 3%
adventurous 1%

Pace

medium 57%
slow 37%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 79% | A mix: 17% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

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

Loveable characters?

Yes: 53% | It's complicated: 34% | No: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 82% | Yes: 10% | It's complicated: 5% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 72% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 11%

Average rating

4.06

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