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Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
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Oct 22, 2008

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Read in January, 2012

Not what I expected, but interesting all the same. It was a little strange to me that all the people adored the Opera Singer even in a hostage situation where I assume your faults are easier to see.
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Heather I did not like this book very much. It was pretty flat and had a disappointing ending. Not really worth your time in my opinion!


Katrina Oh. Sad. Its one of the books that you can get from the Nebraska Library Commission for book clubs. I was thinking of having our book club read it.


Heather And it's got some sex in it, probably not good if you are going to do the book club as an enrichment group. How did you decide to organize the club? Through church or independent?


Katrina Well, I thought it'd be easier to include everyone if its through enrichment. We're going to have it in the evening. Therese is going to pass around a paper surveying what evening will work best. I thought I'd pick some books, with the help of others, using the following lists. That way if someone is offended, we can blame the BYU-Idaho faculty. :)

http://emp.byui.edu/seamonsr/The%20To...

and these are the books available through the Nebraska Library Commission:

http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/ref/bookcl...


Heather That BYU-Idaho list is an awesome resource! Cool!


Katrina Yeah! I thought it was cool!


Terry Earley You should like "Bel Canto". These are living, breathing characters you will come to care about. The changes they go through is so instructive.

Patchett's latest book, "State of Wonder" is also wonderful. her writing makes her characters come alive.


Katrina Thanks Terry. I will have to check it out.


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