Danny and Maeve had a mother, but she left shortly after they moved into the Dutch house. And they had a father, but he stopped talking to them much after their mother left. And eventually they no longer have the Dutch house or any of the money that went with it. All they have is each other, and Maeve is going to make sure that’s enough—if not for both of them, then at least for Danny. Ann Patchett’s latest is a polished jewel of a novel about family, wealth and the corrosive effect each has on the other—unless someone, usually female, takes a stand.
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