The Resource Commonwealth, Ann Patchett

Commonwealth, Ann Patchett

Label
Commonwealth
Title
Commonwealth
Statement of responsibility
Ann Patchett
Creator
Author
Subject
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, 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"--
  • "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"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Patchett, Ann
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.A7756
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Family secrets
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • FICTION / Coming of Age
  • FICTION / Literary
  • Family secrets
Label
Commonwealth, Ann Patchett
Link
http://evpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=C6497E4E-06F9-4340-B0EB-CAAA9311763F
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn956775652
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062491817
Lccn
2016037734
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
C6497E4E-06F9-4340-B0EB-CAAA9311763F
Label
Commonwealth, Ann Patchett
Link
http://evpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=C6497E4E-06F9-4340-B0EB-CAAA9311763F
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn956775652
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062491817
Lccn
2016037734
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
C6497E4E-06F9-4340-B0EB-CAAA9311763F

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