POSTPONED Ann Patchett, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, will Present her Bestselling Hardcover Novel ~ The Dutch House

Our Ann Patchett Author Event on Saturday, March 14, 2020, is being POSTPONED at the request of Ann Patchett.

We will be working with Ann Patchett to Reschedule this Author Event and we will Post a New Date, as soon as it is set.

Thank you for your understanding.

POSTPONED EVENT OVERVIEW:  Ann Patchett, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Commonwealth, will Present her Bestselling Hardcover Novel The Dutch House, as part of The Story Center Sopeaker Series of  Mid-Continent Public Library & Rainy Day Books.

ABOUT ANN PATCHETT:  Ann Patchett is the Author of 7 Novels: The Patron Saint of Liars, Taft, The Magician’s Assistant, Bel Canto, Run, State of Wonder, and Commonwealth.  Ann was the Editor of Best American Short Stories, 2006, and has written 3 Books of Nonfiction: Truth & Beauty, about her friendship with the writer, Lucy Grealy, What now? an expansion of her graduation address at Sarah Lawrence College, and, most recently, This is the Story of a Happy Marriage, a collection of essays.  Ann lives in Nashville, Tennessee where she and Karen Hayes are Co-Owners of Parnassus Books.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  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.

The story is told by Cyril’s son Danny, as he and his older sister, the brilliantly acerbic and self-assured Maeve, are exiled from the house where they grew up by their stepmother.  The 2 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.  It is this unshakeable bond between them that both saves their lives and thwarts their futures.

Set over the course of 5 Decades, The Dutch House is a dark fairy tale about 2 smart people who cannot overcome their past.  Despite every outward sign of success, Danny and Maeve are only truly comfortable when they’re together.  Throughout their lives they return to the well-worn story of what they’ve lost with humor and rage.  But when at last they’re forced to confront the people who left them behind, the relationship between an indulged brother and his ever-protective sister is finally tested.

POSTPONED DATE & TIME:  Saturday, March 14, 2020, at 4:00 PM

POSTPONED LOCATION:  Mid-Continent Public Library, Woodneath Library Center, The Story Center, 8900 NE Flintlock Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64157

POSTPONED EVENT FORMAT:  Ann Patchett, #1 The New York Times Bestselling Author of Commonwealth, will Present her Bestselling Hardcover Novel The Dutch House.  A Meet & Greet Booksigning will follow the Presentation.  Ann Patchett will Autograph her New Books that are purchased from Rainy Day Books at or prior to this Author Event.

POSTPONED ADMISSION PACKAGE:  This is a Complimentary OPEN House Event.  Registration is Required at or Call the Library at 816-883-4900.  Rainy Day Books will have Ann Patchett's Books for Sale at this Author Event, or you may Pre-Order for In-Store or At-Event Pick-Up through the link below.  Seating is General Admission.

The Publication & Sale Date for the Hardcover of The Dutch House was Tuesday, September 24, 2019.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.   Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Event date: 
Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
Mid-Continent Public Library, Woodneath Library Center, The Story Center
8900 NE Flintlock Road
Kansas City, MO 64157
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The Dutch House: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062963673
Availability: In Stock as of this morning. Order Now!
Published: Harper - September 24th, 2019

AUTHOR AUTOGRAPHED HARDCOVER:  1 Author Autographed Hardcover of The Dutch House by Ann Patchett.

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