Tom Hanks narrates this novel about Danny and Maeve, and their beloved childhood home, The Dutch House, with a restraint that admirably captures the writing’s surface calm and buried tension. Set in 1950s Philadelphia, Patchett’s first book since COMMONWEALTH feels as timeless as a fairy story, and is, in fact, satisfyingly full of classic tropes—grand house, distant father, abandoning mother, wicked stepmother, controlling wife. Hanks takes his narrative cue from Danny, who tells the story in a mix of bemusement, wonder, and nostalgia. It’s not a dramatic performance but is, instead, a sensitive and warm reading of a fine novel about love, loyalty, redemption, forgiveness, and what we will do to make the world the way we want it to be. A.C.S. 2020 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2019]
Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2019
CD ISBN 9780062963727 $39.99 Nine CDs
DD ISBN 9780062963703 $26.99
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