Commonwealth is a family story that begins with an illicit kiss at a christening party that evolves into an affair between members of two families. When the affair becomes public, it destroys two marriages, and the child that emerges from the affair causes the two extended families to become uncomfortably and permanently blended. The novel focuses on the six children whose lives were disrupted by the affair and how it affected the rest of their lives. Exploring themes of generational change, memory, self-determination, the ownership of stories, and the bonds of family both conventional and unconventional, Commonwealth was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. The Nampa Bookworms meet at 10:15 a.m. every 3rd Wednesday of the month in the 3rd Floor Board Room. To view the reading list, visit http://nampalibrary.org/new-book-club/ Contact: Patty Metcalf at email@example.com with questions.