Commonwealth Ann Patchett.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: Commonwealth is the story of two broken families and the paths their lives take over the course of 40 years, through love and marriage, death and divorce, and a dark secret from childhood that lies underneath it all.
    • Notes:
      Performed by Hope Davis.
    • Notes:
      Compact disc.
      Title from label.
    • ISBN:
      9780062561725 :
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    • ABNT:
      PATCHETT, A.; DAVIS, H. Commonwealth. [s.l.] : Harper Audio, 2016. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 24 jul. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Patchett A, Davis H. Commonwealth. Harper Audio; 2016. Accessed July 24, 2019.
    • APA:
      Patchett, A., & Davis, H. (2016). Commonwealth. Harper Audio. Retrieved from
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Patchett, Ann, and Hope Davis. 2016. Commonwealth. Harper Audio.
    • Harvard:
      Patchett, A. and Davis, H. (2016) Commonwealth. Harper Audio. Available at: (Accessed: 24 July 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Patchett, A & Davis, H 2016, Commonwealth, Harper Audio, viewed 24 July 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Patchett, Ann, and Hope Davis. Commonwealth. Harper Audio, 2016. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Patchett, Ann, and Hope Davis. Commonwealth. Harper Audio, 2016.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Patchett A, Davis H. Commonwealth [Internet]. Harper Audio; 2016 [cited 2019 Jul 24]. Available from:


PW Reviews 2016 December #1

In Patchett's domestic tale, a stolen kiss at a christening party in the 1960s leads to a new blended family of six stepsiblings whom the novel follows over 50 years. Reader Davis, a well-known actress and frequent contributor to the radio program Selected Shorts, boasts a robust resume, but her vocal performance for this title is uneven. On the plus side, Davis's gentle and unpretentious voice is pleasant, and fits well with the muted emotional climate of the family. But in Davis's reading, it's hard to distinguish between the six siblings, and as a result the story as a whole falls flat. Only Caroline, the oldest and most combative of the children, comes across as uniquely individual. In a novel that depends so heavily on dialogue and characterization, Davis's monochromatic performance fails to realize the richness of Patchett's careful observations. A Harper hardcover. (Sept.) Copyright 2016 Publisher Weekly.