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Posted on: April 6, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Winooski Reads Commonwealth by Ann Patchett


The Winooski Memorial Library invites community members to join Winooski Reads, a book group for adult readers (18+). Join us virtually with friends and neighbors for a lively discussion of each months' selected title and share your thoughts, insights, and reactions to the book.

Join us for a discussion about "Commonwealth" by Ann Patchett!

"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. 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."

Anne Patchet is a renowned author and independent bookstore owner. To learn more about her work, visit

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