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The Safekeep by Yael van der Wouden

In the conservative Dutch countryside in the early 1960s, a young woman still tends the family home — keeping rigorous inventories of its contents — years after her mother has died and her siblings have moved out.

She is left to keep standards, and her own company. Until, that is, one of her brothers is called away on business and he imposes his new girlfriend on the house. And so the stage is set for a beguiling, claustrophobic and inventive summer read.

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