A NovelUnknown - 2016
From Library Staff
When Bert Cousins crashes the christening party for baby Franny, the daughter of near-stranger Fix Keating, he winds up getting drunk and kissing Fix's wife Beverly. His actions set off a cataclysmic chain of events that result in the two families becoming inextricably intertwined, parents and ch... Read More »
BostonPL_LauraB Dec 07, 2016
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.
BostonPL_LauraB Jan 30, 2017
Ann Patchett is one of those authors that I can't really describe what it is about her novels that keeps me coming back for more. They aren't necessarily page turners, yet something still compels me to read them. Commonwealth was no different, as I was absorbed by the Cousins and Keating family d... Read More »