A NovelBook - 2017
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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.
It all starts with a barbecue and a kiss. The parents and six children of the Cousins and Keating families are forever blended through divorce, family tragedy, and storytelling. - Mercy
CRRLCollection Aug 24, 2016
Ann Patchett crafts a drama that starts with an illicit kiss that breaks up families, but explores the far-reaching bonds that form over the intervening decades.
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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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