Commonwealth

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Published:
New York : [Prince Frederick, Md.] : Harper Audio ; [Distributed by] OneClick Digital, 2016, p2016.
Format:
eAudiobook
Edition:
Unabridged.
Physical Desc:
1 online resource (10 hr., 34 min.)
Status:
OneClickdigital
Description

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.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780062561718
Reading Level:
UG
Level 6, 17 Points

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Downloadable audio file.
General Note
Title from title screen.
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions.
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Narrated by Hope Davis.
Description
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.
Additional Physical Form
Downloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices.
System Details
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
System Details
Requires OneClick Digital Media Manager.
System Details
System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Patchett, A., & Davis, H. (20162016). Commonwealth. Unabridged. New York : [Prince Frederick, Md.]: Harper Audio ; [Distributed by] OneClick Digital.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Patchett, Ann and Hope. Davis. 20162016. Commonwealth. New York : [Prince Frederick, Md.]: Harper Audio ; [Distributed by] OneClick Digital.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Patchett, Ann and Hope. Davis, Commonwealth. New York : [Prince Frederick, Md.]: Harper Audio ; [Distributed by] OneClick Digital, 20162016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Patchett, Ann., and Hope Davis. Commonwealth. Unabridged. New York : [Prince Frederick, Md.]: Harper Audio ; [Distributed by] OneClick Digital, 20162016.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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