Bel Canto

Ann Patchett
“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 YorkerAnn 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.

Reviews

Reviewed: 2020-09-19
I have to say, I was a little nervous reading another Patchett book, since I read "State of Wonder" and found it to be long, drawn out, and mildly boring. But "Bel Canto" ended up being the complete opposite. The only thing I wish is that there was no epilogue.
Reviewed: 2020-09-19
I have to say, I was a little nervous reading another Patchett book, since I read "State of Wonder" and found it to be long, drawn out, and mildly boring. But "Bel Canto" ended up being the complete opposite. The only thing I wish is that there was no epilogue.
Reviewed: 2020-07-16
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Reviewed: 2019-11-10
The author came up with something interesting based on a real event. It kept me turning the pages. She manages a large and diverse cast of characters fairly well.
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