A NovelBook - 2016 | First edition.
"Commonwealth is 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"-- Provided by publisher.
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Commonwealth begins with a chance romantic encounter and follows its ramifications through three ensuing generations. The result is a loose, meditative study of family dynamics. Suggested by Craig B.
A chance encounter sets off sudden and irrevocable change for two families, forever intertwining the lives of the four adults and six children.
SnoIsleLib_InfoServices Nov 14, 2016
Another "go-to" author for me and this latest novel is one of her best. It's really like reading a series of short stories with the same characters. Perspective shifts with each story and the characters are well-drawn.
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Franny gave her sister a tired smile. "Oh, my love," she said. "What do the only children do?"
"Half the things in this life I wish I could remember and the other half I wish I could forget."
"All the stories go with you, Franny thought, closing her eyes. All the things I didn’t listen to, won’t remember, never got right, wasn’t around for.
“Isn’t that what everyone wants, just for a moment to be unencumbered?
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