Commonwealth: a novel
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New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016].
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&;Exquisite... Commonwealth is impossible to put down.&;    &; New York Times

#1 New York Times Bestseller | NBCC Award Finalist | New York Times Best Book of the Year | USA Today Best Book | TIME Magazine Top 10 Selection | Oprah Favorite Book of 2016 | New York Magazine Best Book of The Year

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.

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Book
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
322 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780062491794, 0062491792
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 6, 17 Points

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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. -- from Amazon.
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Patchett, A. (2016). Commonwealth: a novel. First edition. New York: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Patchett, Ann. 2016. Commonwealth: A Novel. New York: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

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Patchett, Ann, Commonwealth: A Novel. New York: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2016.

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Patchett, Ann. Commonwealth: A Novel. First edition. New York: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2016. Print.

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