• Summary of Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

  • Includes Analysis
  • By: Instaread
  • Narrated by: Tamara Ryan
  • Length: 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 10-18-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Instaread
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett is a story of two families that unfolds over the course of 50 years. At the center of the novel is a traumatic loss that profoundly affects each family member in a different way.

The novel opens on a summer day in the quiet Los Angeles suburb of Downey. LA cop Francis "Fix" Keating and his wife, Beverly, are hosting a christening party for their infant daughter, Franny. When Bert Cousins, Fix's acquaintance from the district attorney's office, shows up uninvited with a bottle of gin, the two men's lives become forever intertwined.

By the end of the party, everyone's a little drunk from the gin Bert brought. Fix asks Bert to find Franny, and Bert wanders around until he finds the baby in a bedroom with Beverly.

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