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Let's Discuss: Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

We meet on FIRST TUESDAYS.

15% off at Bookshop Santa Cruz--mention Ravenous Readers at the register, or take the book off the book club wall. (It has a little tag in it for the cashier.)

“Blissfully Romantic….A strange, terrific, spellcasting story.” — San Francisco Chronicle

Ann 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. 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.

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

Here's a link to buy tickets to a talk by Ann Patchett on November 18, 2013 http://www.bookshopsantacruz.com/event/ann-patchett

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Meredith, you're a pro! Really enjoyed meeting everyone. Great discussion!

    November 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm ddweir2000 on goodreads

      November 6, 2013

    • Meredith

      Thanks! I'm Meredith Born on Goodreads.com

      November 6, 2013

  • Meredith

    A varied discussion that made my experience of the book much more rich! Thanks, all!

    November 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great input, I always get greater depth from you guys. I think we hit the upper limit of attendees

    November 6, 2013

  • Shannon

    Great to see everyone. Friend me on goodreads.com - Shannon67.

    November 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Haven't read Bel Canto in awhile, but will be there to hear discussion. Would it be okay to bring my son, he is 9, but well behaved?

    November 5, 2013

    • Meredith

      It's OK, but he'll be bored, I think. Maybe he could bring something to do?

      November 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bought and read the book, but it looks like I won't be able to make it tonight after all, I need to work with a client. I hope you all enjoy it and hopefully I will be able to make it to the next book club.

    November 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Didn't join soon enough to get the book read, but looking forward to the selection for next month.

    November 4, 2013

    • Meredith

      Great! See you next time.

      November 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    May I RSVP as a "probably?" Have a meeting before this, but really hope it won't run as late as 7 p.m.

    November 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to another good discussion.

    October 31, 2013

  • cathy

    I read Bel Canto quite a while ago, yet still remember it as one of my all time favorites... looking forward to reading it again for the meet-up.

    1 · October 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like a brilliant book! I can't wait to read it.

    1 · October 7, 2013

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