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Texas Matters: Ann Patchett's Dutch House

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Ann Patchett is back.  The acclaimed and beloved author  of seven other novels has penned “The Dutch House,” a story about a broken family in a beautiful house — one that becomes the center of a family saga spanning 50 years, and shows the ways in which three generations are influenced by the structure and its exquisite and idiosyncratic contents. The novel is about the ways in which we sometimes have to give up our obsessions, even abandon them,  and find a way to forgiveness just the same. Texas Public Radio contributor Yvette Benavides spoke to Ann Patchett about the novel, The Dutch House. It’s published by Harper Collins.

David Martin Davies can be reached at dmdavies@tpr.org and on Twitter at @DavidMartinDavi