Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

Commonwealth

Ann Patchett

fiction literary emotional reflective sad slow-paced

336 pages | first published 2016

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#1 New York Times BestsellerThe acclaimed, bestselling author—winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize—tells the enthralling story of how an unexpected romantic encounter irrevocably changes two families’ lives.One Sunday afternoon in...
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Moods

reflective 82%
emotional 75%
sad 44%
challenging 16%
hopeful 15%
dark 9%
inspiring 6%
mysterious 6%
tense 6%
funny 5%
lighthearted 5%
relaxing 3%
adventurous 2%

Pace

medium 58%
slow 36%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 78% | A mix: 15% | Plot: 5% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 76% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 6% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 49% | Yes: 32% | No: 17% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 66% | Yes: 25% | It's complicated: 7%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 79% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 8%

Average rating

3.87