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Commonwealth : a novel

Author: Ann Patchett
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"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
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Patchett, Ann, author.
Commonwealth
New York : Harper, [2016]
(DLC) 2016037734
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Patchett
ISBN: 9780062491794 0062491792 9780062563200 0062563203
OCLC Number: 932576291
Description: 322 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Ann Patchett.
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Wryly humorous, intensely moving... this domestic novel is a book to savor from one of our finest writers --Coastal Illustrated"

 
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