The Dutch House Summary
Ann Patchett

Everything you need to understand or teach The Dutch House by Ann Patchett.

  • The Dutch House Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 The Dutch House Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

The Dutch House Overview

Ann Patchett's most recent novel, The Dutch House, traces the story of Danny Conroy's childhood through adulthood through his complex familial past and fraught understanding of home. Through Danny's first person narration, Patchett explores themes including, the unreliability of memory, the dangers of relying on remembrance for a sense of self, and the profound importance of interpersonal relationships in granting the individual a sense of stability and peace.

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Lesson Plan

The Dutch House Lesson Plans contain 161 pages of teaching material, including: