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.
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ArapahoeJane Aug 21, 2017
This was a thoroughly enjoyable read with many characters and relationships explored. I will definitely look for other Ann Patchett books to read.
ArapahoeMaryA Jan 18, 2017
Great character development and interesting storytelling, but a little depressing all the same. It all starts with a big bottle of gin…
A brief romantic encounter reverberates through the lives of two families for five generations.
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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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