The Resource Commonwealth, Ann Patchett

Commonwealth, Ann Patchett

Label
Commonwealth
Title
Commonwealth
Statement of responsibility
Ann Patchett
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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"--
  • "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"--
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Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Target audience
adult
Commonwealth, Ann Patchett
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Commonwealth, Ann Patchett
Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9780062491831
Lccn
2016028804
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Note
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System control number
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