3 for fans of Dutch House

Love Dutch House by Ann Patchett? Try these!

Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg
On the eve of her daughter’s wedding, June Reid’s life is upended when a tragedy leaves her alone and directionless. In an effort to escape her grief, June drives across the country, away from her small Connecticut town. In her wake, a community emerges, weaving a beautiful and surprising web of connections through shared heartbreak.

A Kind of Freedom by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
Told through three generations of a black family in New Orleans, A Kind of Freedom is an urgent novel that explores the legacy of racial disparity in the South through a poignant and redemptive family history.


The Children’s Crusade by Ann Packer
One by one, the Blair siblings take turns telling the story–Robert, a doctor like their father; Rebecca, a psychiatrist; Ryan, a schoolteacher; and James, the malcontent, the problem child, the only one who hasn’t settled down–their narratives interwoven with portraits of the family at crucial points in their history.