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    Page Turners Book Discussion: Commonwealth

    Presented by at The Society of the Four Arts

    November 8, 2017

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    Page Turners Book Discussion: Commonwealth

    Page Turners Book Discussion Group

    Author: Ann Patchett

    Facilitated by: Brewer Mullins Schoeller

    The enthralling story of how an unexpected romantic encounter irrevocably changes two families’ lives.

    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. Spending summers together in Virginia, the Keating and Cousins children forge a lasting bond that is based on a shared disillusionment with their parents and the strange and genuine affection that grows up between them.

    When, in her twenties, Franny begins an affair with the legendary author Leon Posen and tells him about her family, the story of her siblings is no longer hers to control. Their childhood becomes the basis for his wildly successful book, ultimately forcing them to come to terms with their losses, their guilt, and the deeply loyal connection they feel for one another.

    About the Facilitator
    Brewer Mullins Schoeller was born in London, and raised in London and Beirut. Throughout her life, she has lived in America and abroad, and has traveled extensively. She is now happily settled into Florida life, and spends her time between Palm Beach and Martha’s Vineyard.

    Page Turners is a book discussion group where participants explore new titles and modern works of fiction. Discussions are open to the public and will be held in the Dixon Education Building during restoration of the King Library.


    The Society of the Four Arts

    2 Four Arts Plaza
    Palm Beach, FL 33480

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    Discussions are open to the public and will be held in the Dixon Education Building during restoration of the King Library.



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    Nov 8, 2017: 1:30 pm (Wed)

    * Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


    Phone: 561-655-2766


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