Bel Canto - Ann Patchett

  • February 20, 2013 · 7:15 PM
  • The Freeway Coffee House

Bel Canto - Ann Patchett.  Earl's choice

Based on the Lima Crisis,  this book is about a group of terrorists who hold high executives and people of high political standing hostage. It explores how the terrorists and hostages cope with living in a house together for several months.  Many of the characters form unbreakable bonds of friendship, while some fall in love.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    nice detailed description. however the author wanted to cover too many people's stories in one book. She could focus on one person or two. PS: bad ending.

    February 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really enjoyed this book. I will have to remind myself about State of Wonder and what it was I appreciated about that one as well.

    February 21, 2013

  • Lesley

    Good meeting last night. I thoroughly enjoyed hearing everyone's varying observations. By the way, I'm reading "Anna Karenina", Leo Tolstoy and "The Other Face of God", Mary Jo Leddy. I must have been VERY tired when I jotted down my titles last night!

    February 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    2/5 however it created good conversation...

    February 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My first night out and I truly enjoyed it. Loved hearing all perspectives. Books and conversation :)

    February 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm still sick and the cold is going through my bones the book was hoof I loved the opera singer and the man from japan shoes how nice east snd eest nelong together

    February 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ordered my book last week and it still has not arrived. I would like to read it before the discussion. This is heartbreaking. :( I look forward to next months as well as reading the reviews and email, after I read the book.

    February 20, 2013

  • eva c.

    Sorry but I just came from overseas and was unable to get the book - will come for the March meeting

    February 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just a heads up, this book is not available on Amazon for our country. :(

    February 14, 2013

    • Karen

      Amazon.ca is showing 3 copies and if you have a Kindle the down load is available. Chapters also has it in stock. If anyone needs one this late in time Amazon promises 78 hour ship if you get the order in soon.

      February 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow where does the time go? I'm looking forward to seeing everyone, and I hope that I finish the book in time. If not, it will still be a fun way to spend the evening! Last meetup I attended, I left the meeting feeling the need to re-read the book. Truly enjoyed hearing the many different viewpoints.

    February 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will try to read this by Wed. Looking forward to being there and meeting you all.

    February 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will have to see if I can download this to my kindle. As I just joined and I am not sure If I will get the book done in time for the next meeting. Although I am super excited about joining this.

    1 · February 12, 2013

    • Sue

      I found it to be a quick read - I read it over the weekend. I have the book from the library and it's not due back for quite some time if you'd like to borrow it before I do, just let me know. I'm sure we can find a way to get it to you.

      1 · February 12, 2013

  • Sue

    I'm planning to attend, though I still don't have the book. If anyone has a copy that they'd like to lend please let me know. I'm on the list for the copy at the library, but I'm not sure I'll have it in time to read it before the meeting.

    February 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I have a library copy that I'm returning Tuesday...hope you're first\ on the list.

      1 · February 3, 2013

    • Sue

      Thanks Barb. I didn't see your message till now, but I did get the book and have finished it. thank you anyway.

      February 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't make this one as I have a ski lesson that night but I'll be there in March!

    1 · January 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I loved State of Wonder and have often thought of reading another of her books so this will give me added incentive.

    1 · January 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I hope everyone is okay with new members! I just bought the book... Is there anything I should prepare for the meeting? (questions, etc?)

    January 3, 2013

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