Brilliantly written. Story of a brother and sister who define their life by major events in their childhood- the remarriage of their father, his death and then their disinheritance by their stepmother. The story is told around the house they grew up in - The Dutch House. So often we are shaped by major events in our childhood. They can strengthen us or destroy us. That is what this book is about. Entertaining, thought-provoking and haunting.