Bel Canto

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Harper Collins, Mar 17, 2009 - Fiction - 352 pages
209 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  - Christina_E_Mitchell - LibraryThing

I so much enjoy Ann Patchett's writing. I wish I were in a better place emotionally to enjoy this book that I had wanted to read for so very long. Patchett's writing is clear, uncomplicated, but ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lukerik - LibraryThing

A perfect meld of character viewpoint and authorial voice. If you're interested in the art of the novelist it's worth reading for that alone. Also the prose is rich and smooth but not ostentatious ... 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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