The House that wasn’t a Home

Nashville’s Parnassus Books co-owner and bestselling author Ann Patchett’s latest novel, The Dutch House (Sept. 24), drops readers into a sprawling mansion full of strained family connections. As World War II comes to an end, Cyril Conroy catapults his family from poverty to enormous wealth as he builds his real estate empire. To celebrate his success, he purchases the Dutch House, an opulent…

Dogs, Cats, Lizards…and History

 Article and Photography Shifay Cheung  We are a nation of pet owners. According to the American Pet Products Association's 2017-18 National Pet Owners Survey, 68 percent of U.S. households have a pet. And our love of pets starts young. Check local library shelves and see kids thumbing through colorful pet-care books or absorbed in adventures of a fictional cat or dog. It’s not…