While reading our September selection, Commonwealth, by Ann Patchett I realized that it was getting difficult to tell fact from fiction. I also saw that figuring out who to have Christmas with might be the least difficult part of divorced and blended families. Patchett has really given us an incredible insight into what can happen during a 50 year period in the lives of two families related by marriage and divorce. Shifting between California and Virginia, the story is of the children and parents of these two families. Sometimes they are full of love and sometimes rancor. We learn to know the players, especially the children. One of Patchett's strengths is in her characters, and although there are many, they are all fully formed. It's no surprise that Ann Patchett is one of the most beloved authors for Book Club selections. I'm so glad to feature this one. Please join us for the discussion on Tuesday, September 12 at either 2pm or 6pm.
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