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The Resource Commonwealth : : a novel, Ann Patchett, (electronic resource)

Commonwealth : : a novel, Ann Patchett, (electronic resource)

Label
Commonwealth : : a novel
Title
Commonwealth :
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ann Patchett
Title variation
Commonwealth
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
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
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technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Patchett, Ann
Dewey number
813/.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3566.A7756
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Hope Davis
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1967-
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Davis, Hope
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  • Adultery
  • Stepfamilies
  • Family secrets
  • Interpersonal attraction
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Parent and adult child
  • California
  • Virginia
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not applicable
Label
Commonwealth : : a novel, Ann Patchett, (electronic resource)
Link
http://vpl.lib.overdrive.com/EE8F3BFF-F7AA-429D-B58E-4A606DD627B4/10/50/en/ContentDetails.htm?id=FE218B37-FB10-4553-8D21-F71785CB001C
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Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
  • Unabridged
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (10 hr., 33 min., 59 sec.))
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062561718
Other physical details
digital
Sound
sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn958424307
  • (OCoLC)958424307
Label
Commonwealth : : a novel, Ann Patchett, (electronic resource)
Link
http://vpl.lib.overdrive.com/EE8F3BFF-F7AA-429D-B58E-4A606DD627B4/10/50/en/ContentDetails.htm?id=FE218B37-FB10-4553-8D21-F71785CB001C
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
  • Unabridged
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (10 hr., 33 min., 59 sec.))
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062561718
Other physical details
digital
Sound
sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn958424307
  • (OCoLC)958424307

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