Waiting on Wednesday: Commonwealth

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted over at Breaking the Spine, so head over there to join in or see what it is all about :)


Written by: Ann Patchett
Publisher: Harper
ISBN: 0062491792
Release Date: September 13th, 2016 
Genres: Adult, Fiction, Contemporary, Historical Fiction, Family, Literary Fiction, Generation story
Pages: 336 (Hardcover)
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"One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating's christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he 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 about her siblings is no longer hers to control. Their childhood becomes the basis for his wildly successful book, ultimately facing them to come to therms with their losses, their guilt, and the deeply loyal connection they feel for one another." 

Way i am waiting.... 

You ever read a book by an author that you didn't love but the writing was great and so you wanted to read something, anything else by them? 

Because that is kind of what is happening here. 
I read Bel Canto by Ann Patchett and i really enjoyed the writing even if the story itself wasn't the best i ever read -but that was after a real event so... that was also a factor with that book. 

What i want say here is that I saw this book and was interested because of the author. 
And only after that i read the summary -honestly? When i was writing this blog post... - the book does sound really good and interesting because of what the book is about. 

So now i have two reasons to want to read this book. 
- The author
- and the actual book topic. 

Because who doesn't love interesting more then one generation spanning family stories?
If they are done nicely that is. 
I mean i haven't really found one that i really loved yet, might be one of the reasons i keep being drawn to them to try and actually find a family story that i love. 

I am back to babbling so lets just end this post!

What are you guys waiting on this fine Wednesday?

Have you read anything by this author? Loved her, didn't like her? Never heard of her?
Love family stories? Have any good ones to recommend?  

Let me know in the comments, lets chat!

Write more later.... 


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