Friday, 21 October 2016

#FridayBookShare - Commonwealth

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It's the Friday Book Share Game to help search for that ideal novel/author, created by Shelley Wilson.
Anyone can have a go – all you need to do is answer the questions based on a book you enjoyed reading and use the hashtag #FridayBookShare
First line of the book.
The christening party took a turn when Albert Cousins arrived with gin
Recruit fans by adding the book blurb.
It is 1964: Bert Cousins, the deputy District Attorney, shows up at Franny Keating’s christening party uninvited, bottle of gin in hand. As the cops of Los Angeles drink, talk and dance into the June afternoon, he notices a heart-stoppingly beautiful woman. When Bert kisses Beverly Keating, his host’s wife, the new baby pressed between them, he sets in motion the joining of two families whose shared fate will be defined on a day seven years later.

In 1988, Franny Keating, now twenty-four, has dropped out of law school and is working as a cocktail waitress in Chicago. When she meets one of her idols, the famous author Leon Posen, and tells him about her family, she unwittingly relinquishes control over their story. Franny never dreams that the consequences of this encounter will extend beyond her own life into those of her scattered siblings and parents.

Told with equal measures of humour and heartbreak, Commonwealth is a powerful and tender tale of family, betrayal and the far-reaching bonds of love and responsibility. A meditation on inspiration, interpretation and the ownership of stories, it is Ann Patchett’s most astonishing work to date.
Introduce the main character using only three words.
Franny is 
Delightful design


Audience appeal 
Everyone. This is well written and has a very wide appeal. I think men/women, young and old will enjoy it.
Your favourite line/scene.
DAs were the guys who smoked your cigarettes because they were trying to quit. They drank iced tea mixed with lemonade and smoked like stevedores.

What do you think? I loved this book. I didn't want it to end. Here's my review.

What're you reading this weekend?

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