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Commonwealth

Product SKU: 9780062491794
RECENTLY ANNOUNCED: 2017 CLSC Selection
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Sales price: $27.99

Description

This 2017-2018 CLSC selection by Ann Patchett is the 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."

The CLSC presentation for this book, along with The Excellent Lombards, will take place Thursday, August 24, 2017, 3:30pm at the Hall of Philosophy.

 

published by HarperCollins

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Chautauqua Institution is a non-profit organization, dependent upon your gifts to fulfill its mission. Gate tickets and other revenue cover only a portion of the cost of your Chautauqua experience. A community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state, Chautauqua Institution comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. Visit our website for more information.