The Resource Commonwealth, Ann Patchett

Commonwealth, Ann Patchett

Label
Commonwealth
Title
Commonwealth
Statement of responsibility
Ann Patchett
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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 theirparents 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 isa 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"--
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Audio
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10531574
Cataloging source
TOH
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Patchett, Ann
Dewey number
813/.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3566.A7756
LC item number
C66 2016ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Performed by Hope Davis
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1967-
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Davis, Hope
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True
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  • Family secrets
  • Family secrets
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Commonwealth, Ann Patchett
Link
http://midwesttapes.com/images/movies/000/000/000/011/585/000000000011585718.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Compact disc
  • Title from label
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn954570309
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 audio discs (10 1/2 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062561725
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9780062561725
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Publisher number
  • UACD 7094(9)
  • DD26305
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
  • 60c3bs
  • 31c3bs
System control number
(OCoLC)954570309
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Commonwealth, Ann Patchett
Link
http://midwesttapes.com/images/movies/000/000/000/011/585/000000000011585718.jpg
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Compact disc
  • Title from label
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn954570309
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 audio discs (10 1/2 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062561725
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9780062561725
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Publisher number
  • UACD 7094(9)
  • DD26305
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
  • 60c3bs
  • 31c3bs
System control number
(OCoLC)954570309
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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