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Commonwealth

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
#1 New York Times Bestseller

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.

Genre: Historical    

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Hardback Editions

May 2017 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Commonwealth (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 0-606-40359-0 / 978-0-606-40359-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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September 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Commonwealth
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 0-06-249179-2 / 978-0-06-249179-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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September 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: Commonwealth
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 1-4088-8040-7 / 978-1-4088-8040-1 (UK edition)
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2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Commonwealth: A Novel - Signed / Autographed Copy
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 0-06-257212-1 / 978-0-06-257212-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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Paperback Editions

May 2017 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Commonwealth: A Novel
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 0-06-266643-6 / 978-0-06-266643-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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May 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Commonwealth
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 1-4088-8036-9 / 978-1-4088-8036-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
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May 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Commonwealth
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 1-4088-8530-1 / 978-1-4088-8530-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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May 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Commonwealth: A Novel
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 0-06-249183-0 / 978-0-06-249183-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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January 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Commonwealth
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 0-06-256320-3 / 978-0-06-256320-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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September 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Commonwealth
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 0-06-256687-3 / 978-0-06-256687-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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1929 : UK Paperback
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Title: Commonwealth (Tpb Export)
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 1-4088-8039-3 / 978-1-4088-8039-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Audio Editions

November 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Commonwealth Low Price CD
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 0-06-269541-X / 978-0-06-269541-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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September 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Commonwealth CD
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 0-06-256172-3 / 978-0-06-256172-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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September 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Commonwealth
Author(s): Ann Patchett
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September 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Commonwealth
Author(s): Ann Patchett
Publisher: HarperAudio
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September 2016 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Commonwealth
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 1-5100-4814-6 / 978-1-5100-4814-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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September 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Commonwealth
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September 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Commonwealth
Author(s): Ann Patchett
Publisher: Whole Story AudioBooks
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Kindle Editions

September 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Commonwealth
Author(s): Ann Patchett
Publisher: Harper
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September 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Commonwealth
Author(s): Ann Patchett
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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