Bel Canto

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Harper Collins, Mar 17, 2009 - Fiction - 352 pages
205 Reviews

“Blissfully Romantic….A strange, terrific, spellcasting story.” — San Francisco Chronicle

“Bel Canto…should be on the list of every literate music lover. The story is riveting, the participants breathe and feel and are alive, and throughout this elegantly-told novel, music pours forth so splendidly that the reader hears it and is overwhelmed by its beauty.” —Lloyd Moss, WXQR

“Glorious.” —The New Yorker

Ann Pratchett’s award winning, New York Times bestselling Bel Canto balances themes of love and crisis as disparate characters learn that music is their only common language. As in Patchett’s other novels, including Truth & Beauty and The Magician’s Assistant, the author’s lyrical prose and lucid imagination make Bel Canto a captivating story of strength and frailty, love and imprisonment, and an inspiring tale of transcendent romance.

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User Review  - gbelik - LibraryThing

Wow. This book gripped me from the beginning and never disappointed. An American Diva has been brought to a small South American country to sing for the birthday celebration of a Japanese ... Read full review

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User Review  - oldblack - LibraryThing

I found this an interesting story of how relationships form among people who are placed in a highly unusual situation. The unifying and 'normalising' effect of music seems to be the key to the story ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Ann Patchett is the author of six novels and three books of nonfiction. She has won many prizes, including Britain's Orange Prize, the PEN/Faulkner Prize, and the Book Sense Book of the Year. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where she is the co-owner of Parnassus Books.

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