A NovelBook - 2016
"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.
From Library Staff
My first Ann Patchett novel! At a baby's christening, one married man kisses one married woman and neither are married to each other - this ultimately breaks up their marriages and blends together two very different families. I knew I would love this even before I picked it up because I love a go... Read More »
LPL_TriciaK Apr 01, 2017
If you know anything about Ann Patchett's personal history, you will know that this novel is loosely based on her tumultuous and messy early life. She grew up in a large blended family - 6 children, 4 parents - and she lays bare their faults and shortcoming as well as their resilience and humor... Read More »
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Franny gave her sister a tired smile. "Oh, my love," she said. "What do the only children do?"
"Half the things in this life I wish I could remember and the other half I wish I could forget."
"All the stories go with you, Franny thought, closing her eyes. All the things I didn’t listen to, won’t remember, never got right, wasn’t around for.
“Isn’t that what everyone wants, just for a moment to be unencumbered?
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