By Ann Patchett

ISBN-10: 0062491792

ISBN-13: 9780062491794

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The acclaimed, bestselling author—winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize—tells the mesmerizing tale of ways an unforeseen romantic come across irrevocably alterations households’ lives.

One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins exhibits up at Franny Keating’s christening celebration uninvited. prior to night falls, he has kissed Franny’s mom, Beverly—thus surroundings in movement the dissolution in their marriages and the becoming a member of of 2 households.

Spanning 5 a long time, Commonwealth explores how this opportunity come upon reverberates during the lives of the 4 mom and dad and 6 young children concerned. Spending summers jointly in Virginia, the Keating and Cousins childrens forge an enduring bond that's in line with a shared disillusionment with their mom and dad and the unusual and actual affection that grows up among them.

When, in her twenties, Franny starts off an affair with the mythical writer Leon Posen and tells him approximately her relatives, the tale of her siblings isn't any longer hers to manage. Their youth turns into the foundation for his wildly winning publication, finally forcing them to come back to phrases with their losses, their guilt, and the deeply dependable connection they suppose for one another.

Told with equivalent measures of humor and heartbreak, Commonwealth is a meditation on thought, interpretation, and the possession of news. it's a magnificent and smooth story of the far-reaching ties of affection and accountability that bind us together.

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