Publication: HarperCollins Hardcover, 2019
Genre: FictionPlot: After World War II, when he was trying to establish his career Cyril Conway became obsessed with the Dutch House, an unusual residential house in the Philadelphia suburbs. He purchased it to live in with his wife and daughter, Maeve, and soon they had added a son, Danny. However, his wife was never happy in the house and abandons it (as well as her husband and children). This results in a close bond between Danny and Maeve, which intensifies when their father marries someone unsuitable who resents his children. When Cyril dies without a will, the stepmother inherits everything except an educational trust, which fortunately pays for Danny to go to Choate, Columbia, and medical school. Over several decades, the story is told by Danny, who is only really comfortable when he is with his beloved sister. All her ambitions are wrapped up in him but the fact that, when together, they seem constantly to be looking backward prevents them from completely moving forward.