a sincere...moving attempt to speak the unspeakable * The Sunday Times * What an extraordinary and i
Patchett leads us to a truth that feels like life rather than literature * Guardian * Her finest novel yet * Sunday Times * A wonderful hypnotic masterpiece of a novel. The best book I've read in years -- Rosamund Lupton Bliss -- Nigella Lawson The buzz around The Dutch House is totally justified. Her best yet, which is saying something -- John Boyne What a spectacular novel. A masterpiece, I'd say -- Cathy Rentzenbrink A gloriously immersive family saga about lost inheritance * Guardian, Books of the Year * One of my top favourite contemporary writers. I don't think that there's a book of hers that I haven't put down at the end and been haunted by for weeks after * Gillian Anderson * The vicissitudes of life in a step-family unfold over five decades ... A moving portrait of an unusual house and the unhappy family living in it * The Times, Book of the Year * A rare book, the kind you ration, one that grabs you by the heart and brain and pulls you right in -- Philippe Sands * Evening Standard * The Dutch House is a novel that assures Patchett, alongside John Irving and Anne Tyler, a place as one of the foremost chroniclers of the burdens of emotional inventory and its central place in American lives -- Catherine Taylor * Financial Times * Indelibly poignant in its long unspooling perspective on family life, The Dutch House brilliantly captures how time undoes all certainties * Observer * An intimate and transporting novel ... The Dutch House is a novel brimming with pain and tenderness in which Patchett's gifts as a storyteller are on full display ... A searching, exquisitely wrenching novel about family, sacrifice and obsession * Sunday Times * One of the most celebrated novelists of our times ... But it is her new book, widely billed a one of this autumn's best new reads, where she truly comes into her own * Sunday Times Magazine * A family story full of love and pain and insight * Herald, Books of the Year * Impeccably fine ... A thoughtful, quietly profound book * i paper * The Dutch House offers ... A simultaneous awareness of human fragility and human resilience * Daily Telegraph * As always, Patchett leads us to a truth that feels like life, rather than literature * Times Literary Supplement, Books of the Year * She uses her signature blend of wry humour, rage and regret in a tale of siblings who cannot escape the shadow of their childhood home * i * Masterly * The Times * An outstanding novel, wryly funny, heart-breakingly sad and entirely engrossing -- Eithne Farry * S Magazine * We're calling it now: The Dutch House will be the book of the autumn ... Her finest novel yet * Sunday Times *.