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Bookenders Discussion Group

January 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

January’s Selection: Commonwealth by Ann Patchett (2016)

All are welcome to join us as we discuss Ann Patchett’s novel Commonweatlh.

Plot Summary: The Cousins and the Keatings are two California families forever intertwined and permanently shattered by infidelity. Bert Cousins leaves his wife for Beverly Keating, leaving her to raise four children on her own. Beverly, with two children of her own, leaves her husband for Bert. The six children involved are forced to forge a childhood bond based on the combined disappointment in their parents. As adults, they find their families’ stories revealed in a way they couldn’t possibly expect. 

About the Author: Ann Patchett writes contemporary literary fiction and intensely personal memoirs which are perennial book club choices. Patchett’s work features complex characters, who she never judges, even when they don’t make the “right” decisions. Her writing style has been described as graceful and compassionate, as she probes social, political, and psychological issues.

Book description and author information taken from NoveList.


January 14
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Old Bridge Public Library
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