Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

commonwealthNew York Times Best Selling author Ann Patchett said “Commonwealth” is the book she should have written when she was 25. In an interview with NPR, she said that, as a young writer, “I wanted to prove that I had this great imagination.”

To do that, Patchett wrote books such as “Bel Canto” about a hostage crisis set in South America, for which she won the 2002 PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize for Fiction, and “State of Wonder” which provided readers a chance to travel deep into the Amazon rainforest to study the extended fertility of an isolated Amazonian tribe.

Read more of my review “Patchett’s ‘Commonwealth’ spans 50 years of blended family life” in the Post and Courier.

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