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Title Commonwealth : a novel / Ann Patchett.
Publication Info. New York, NY : Harper, [2016]
Edition First edition.

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Description 322 pages ; 24 cm
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Summary "The acclaimed, bestselling author--winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize--tells the enthralling story of how an unexpected romantic encounter irrevocably changes two families' lives. One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating's christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny's mother, Beverly--thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families. Spanning five decades, Commonwealth explores how this chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved. Spending summers together in Virginia, the Keating and Cousins children forge a lasting bond that is based on a shared disillusionment with their parents and the strange and genuine affection that grows up between them. When, in her twenties, Franny begins an affair with the legendary author Leon Posen and tells him about her family, the story of her siblings is no longer hers to control. Their childhood becomes the basis for his wildly successful book, ultimately forcing them to come to terms with their losses, their guilt, and the deeply loyal connection they feel for one another. Told with equal measures of humor and heartbreak, Commonwealth is a meditation on inspiration, interpretation, and the ownership of stories. It is a brilliant and tender tale of the far-reaching ties of love and responsibility that bind us together"-- Provided by publisher.
"Commonwealth is the story of two broken families and the paths their lives take over the course of 40 years, through love and marriage, death and divorce, and a dark secret from childhood that lies underneath it all"-- Provided by publisher.
Awards New York Times Best Seller List.
Subject Family secrets -- Fiction.
Coming of age -- Fiction.
FICTION -- Family Life.
FICTION -- Coming of Age.
FICTION -- Literary.
Family secrets. (OCoLC)fst01737651
Family -- Fiction.
Stepfamilies -- Fiction.
Family life -- Fiction.
Genre Domestic fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Domestic fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726589
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Domestic fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Related To Online version: Patchett, Ann. Commonwealth. First edition. New York : Harper, [2016] 9780062491817 (DLC) 2016037734
Standard No. 1225818499 1230359702
ISBN 9780062491794 (hardcover)
0062491792 (hardcover)
9780062566874 (large print)
UPC # 40026532320
OCLC # 932576291
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