Wednesday, March 7, 2018


Ann Patchett. bel canto. Harper, 2001.

Third selection for the Hawthorne Book Club. A hostage taking in an unnamed South American country. Music is the only common language. Roxane Coss, the opera singer. Gen, the translator. Mr. Hosokawa, the Japanese businessman, whose birthday was being celebrated. Messner, the Red Cross negotiator. And the terrorists--3 generals, Carmen and Beatriz, Ishmael and Cesar. 

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