Lambslide. Who is correct? Ann Patchett's new novel, "Commonwealth", surpassed my expectations and solidly earned a spot on my “Best of 2016” list. With Commonwealth, I came to the right place. This book is a bit of a departure for me, but I’ve been craving something different, something more profound and literary in nature. Ann Patchett has said that her book Commonwealth, more than any of her others, is autobiographical.It seems close given what we know about her life from various sources. Try. Prime. Nous les publierons sur notre site une fois que nous les aurons examinées. Commonwealth by Patchett, Ann available in Trade Paperback on Powells.com, also read synopsis and reviews. He rolls up uninvited to Franny Keating's christening party, and oiled by alcohol, falls in love with and kisses the beautiful Beverly Keating. Commonwealth, Ann Patchett, Bloomsbury Publishing. Patchett trusts the reader to fill in the blanks, to intuit the shape of the whole. Finally, a new Patchett novel! While these are very different stories by Ann Patchett, the party scene with the house full of people reminded me just a little of the house full of people in. I liked it in a very mild way, but I am not sure I'll remember much about it in a few months. When a famous writer Franny dates turns around and writes a bestselling novel full of her family stories, we have to contemplate whether it’s a betrayal or fair game. Hello Select your address All Hello, Sign in. A similar question was asked - about wondering if he had been shot. Like “Franny looked at them up on the porch, everyone softened by the veil of the screen, by the light that was slanting in behind them, by the bank of yellow lilies that separated them from her. In the most vivid chapter of Ann Patchett’s rich and engrossing new novel, “Commonwealth,” it … The Magician's Assistant. Des milliers de livres avec la livraison chez vous en 1 jour ou en magasin avec -5% de réduction . Installée à Nashville depuis l’âge de six ans où elle vit toujours, elle est l'auteur de cinq romans dont Bel canto pour lequel elle a obtenu le PEN/Faulkner Award en 2002 Bibliographie en français. By Susannah Butter . There is an ambitious narrative structure that, at times, gets away from the writer, but still, this is so so good. Four adults, six children will be affected, and we will follow them as they try to maneuver through the many difficulties and tragedies fate will throw at them. Never mind that Bert had a wife and several progeny of his own. A similar ques. Four stars. The story opens with a description of an upcoming party. Spending summers together in Virginia, the Keating and Cousins children forge a lasting bond based on a shared disillusionment with their parents and the strange and genuine affection that grows between them. The complicated obligations of families now. Start by marking “Commonwealth” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Ann Patchett's new novel, "Commonwealth", surpassed my expectations and solidly earned a spot on my “Best of 2016” list. Told with equal measures humor and heartbreak, Commonwealth is a meditation on inspiration, interpretation, and the ownership of stories, a brilliant and tender tale of the far-reaching ties of love and responsibility that bind us to one another. The book starts off at a party for Beverly Keating’s daughter Franny. Her mother is the novelist, “Did you ever want to be a writer?” “No,” she said, and she would have told him. Ann Patchett, American author whose novels often portray the intersecting lives of characters from disparate backgrounds. Ann Patchett's new novel, Commonwealth, is full of guns that don't fire. I love this book cover, the book not so much. Since Patchett comes from a blended family with the same outlines as the one in this book, the problems created by Leo's fictionalized family history, also called Commonwealth, are particularly intriguing. Facebook Instagram Twitter Parnassus Books Musing Online Magazine, International Best-Selling Author and Co-owner of Parnassus Books. Goodreads Picks for Tournament of Books 2017, 2017: What Women Born In The 1970s Read In 2017, Suzanne Leopold (Suzy Approved Book Reviews), Commonwealth - Chapters 1-4 (Spoilers allowed), Commonwealth - Chapters 5-9 & Whole book (Spoilers allowed), Commonwealth - Background/General (No Spoilers). 4.5 going on 5. prev / next.