This character-driven domestic drama swept me up into the lives of the Cousins and Keating families as Patchett deftly revealed secrets and tragedies over the span of five decades. COMMONWEALTH by ANN PATCHETT is a literary fiction novel to cherish for its many different interwoven and blended stories of love, destiny, loyalty, loss, secrets, disappointments, betrayal, and mistakes creating a family bonded together by a common understanding of each other. Commonwealth tells the story of two families: the Keatings and the Cousins. Written by the best-selling author Ann Patchett, Commonwealth was published in 2016 and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. 0. Patchett trusts the reader to fill in the blanks, to intuit the shape of the whole. The Patron Saint of Liars. 0. The Dutch House Ann Patchett. prev / next. It seems close given what we know about her life from various sources.

Commonwealth, Ann Patchett. Ann Patchett has written a gem of a book- a pared down family saga that will live in my imagination for a long time.

Ann Patchett's new novel, "Commonwealth", surpassed my expectations and solidly earned a spot on my “Best of 2016” list.

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ANN PATCHETT is the author of seven novels, The Patron Saint of Liars , Taft , The Magician’s Assistant , Bel Canto , Run , State of Wonder, and Commonwealth.

Commonwealth is a huge success, however, a story of and for everyone, one that is simultaneously about nothing and about everything. Spanning five decades, Commonwealth explores how this chance encounter reverberates … The bare bones information is that she was born on December 2, 1963 in Los Angeles to nurse-turned novelist Jeanne Ray and Los Angeles police officer Frank Patchett. Commonwealth. State of Wonder. Y’all know I’m not a huge fan of contemporary novels, but Commonwealth made Sarah’s Best Books of 2016 list – and I’m a sucker for these types of “doomed marriages” books.

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Ann Patchett has said that her book Commonwealth, more than any of her others, is autobiographical. Every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way, and Patchett gives us a whole new unhappy family to enjoy. Commonwealth tells the story of two families: the Keatings and the Cousins. 0. Commonwealth delivers segments of an arc, some overlapping, mostly out of order. Commonwealth by Ann Patchett : A compelling read about the life of a series of broken homes, the children who grew up in these homes through the years, aging and passing loved ones, and how their story is shared with the world.

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It is a brilliant and tender tale of the far-reaching ties of love and responsibility that bind us together. This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage. Commonwealth by Ann Patchett: A compelling read about the life of a series of broken homes, the children who grew up in these homes through the years, aging and passing loved ones, and how their story is shared with the world. 0.