Bel canto: a novel

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Now a major motion picture starring Julianne Moore and Ken Watanabe.

"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 Patchett'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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9780061565311
9780061738883
9780061719868
9780061429491
9780060783280
006142949
9780786197316
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9789955527756
9780060188733
9780060838720
9780060934415
9781841155838
9780062891907
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Level 6.3, 19 Points
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display_description Somewhere in South America, at the home of the country's vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of Mr. Hosokawa, a powerful Japanese businessman. Roxanne Coss, opera's most revered soprano, has mesmerized the international guests with her singing. It is a perfect evening -- until a band of gun-wielding terrorists breaks in through the air-conditioning vents and takes the entire party hostage. But what begins as a panicked, life-threatening scenario slowly evolves into something quite different, as terrorists and hostages forge unexpected bonds and people from different countries and continents become compatriots. Friendship, compassion, and the chance for great love lead the characters to forget the real danger that has been set in motion and cannot be stopped.--From publisher description.
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title_display Bel canto : a novel
title_full Bel Canto, Bel canto / Ann Patchett, Bel canto : a novel / Ann Patchett, Bel canto : a novel [electronic resource] / Ann Patchett, Bel canto [electronic resource]. Ann Patchett, Bel canto [sound recording] / Ann Patchett, Bel canto [sound recording] / by Ann Patchett
title_short Bel canto :
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