All are welcome to join Novel Ideas, NPL's Adult Book Group! We read a different fiction title every month and meet to discuss it. This month's title is The Dutch House by Ann Patchett.
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. Cyril's son Danny and his older sister Maeve are exiled from the house where they grew up by their stepmother. The two 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.
Come join us in the Director's Room. No reservations necessary. If you would like staff to put the book on hold for you, call us at 978-465-4428.