Book discussion questions for commonwealth
Fix is a policeman, and among the fellow cops and family members who come to celebrate the christening of his daughter Franny is a deputy DA named Bert Cousins, who crashes the party — with a bottle of gin — just to avoid going home to his suffocating wife and kids. Bert and Beverly fall in love, leave their spouses, marry. As the cops of Los Angeles drink, talk and dance into the June afternoon, he notices a heart-stoppingly beautiful woman.
Its contents will dissolve an entire family.The fellow bearing this bottle, Bert Cousins, is a deputy district attorney who has crashed a christening party in Torrance, Calif., to escape his own squalling brood (three little ones, a fourth on the way). Do not knock. Are the main characters dynamic—changing or maturing by the end of the book. What does it mean to become a family again in the wake of divorce.
In what ways might this be true. With the prisoners - some 700 of them - go a couple of hundred soldiers, two greyhounds, six cows and a bull, and a piano brought along by the doctor.This is pretty much what happened in 1787, when 11 ships full of convicts were sent to Botany Bay.