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Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
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Jul 31, 2011

really liked it
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Cindy Looking forward to your review on this one - I loved it...Cindy

Daphne Atkeson I really enjoyed this book. Have her newest, STATE OF WONDER, on hold

Trudy Somers I have State of Wonder on hold as well! :) Loved Bel Canto!!! Patchett has a way of softly dragging you into the plot, characters to the point you forget the underlying problem until it's too late. I knew it would end badly (didn't the characters reflective comments tell the reader it was so) but I was holding out for a glimmer of hope up till the end!

Daphne Atkeson same thing here. I felt the tragedy approaching and almost wished I hadn't read it, but, then, she softened it, too, so that it felt right. That's really brilliant. What we in the biz call a "satisfying ending"--not necessarily happy, but right, appropriate to the story and characters. Like the ending of THELMA AND LOUISE.

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