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The Resource Commonwealth [electronic resource] : A Novel/

Commonwealth [electronic resource] : A Novel/

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Commonwealth [electronic resource] : A Novel/
Title
Commonwealth [electronic resource] : A Novel/
Statement of responsibility
Ann Patchet
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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, CommonwealthCommonwealth 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
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"--
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10531574
Cataloging source
BT
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Patchett, Ann
Dewey number
813
PerformerNote
Read by Hope Davis
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True
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  • Extramarital affairs
  • Stepbrothers and stepsisters
  • Blended families
  • Family secrets
  • Family history
  • Authors
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Family relationships
  • Men/women relations
  • California
  • Virginia
Target audience
adult
Label
Commonwealth [electronic resource] : A Novel/
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Publication
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digital storage
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062561718
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other
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Label
Commonwealth [electronic resource] : A Novel/
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
THREE_M:kx2b2g9
Dimensions
not applicable
Form of item
electronic
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not applicable
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True
Isbn
9780062561718
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not applicable
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not applicable
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other
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True
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unknown
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  • other
  • remote
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unknown
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not applicable
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not applicable

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