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By Ann Patchett

The acclaimed, bestselling author—winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize—tells the spell binding tale of the way an unforeseen romantic come upon irrevocably adjustments households’ lives.

One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins indicates up at Franny Keating’s christening get together uninvited. sooner than night falls, he has kissed Franny’s mom, Beverly—thus atmosphere 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 stumble upon reverberates in the course of the lives of the 4 mom and dad and 6 young ones concerned. Spending summers jointly in Virginia, the Keating and Cousins young ones forge a long-lasting bond that's in keeping with a shared disillusionment with their mom and dad and the unusual and real 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 is not any longer hers to regulate. Their youth turns into the root for his wildly profitable booklet, finally forcing them to come back to phrases with their losses, their guilt, and the deeply unswerving connection they think for one another.

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

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