Bel Canto

Bel Canto Cover

Bel Canto

By Ann Patchett

Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780060838720, 318pp.

Publication Date: August 2, 2005


Blissfully Romantic .A strange, terrific, spellcasting story. San Francisco Chronicle

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

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. As in Patchett's other novels, including Truth & Beautyand The Magician's Assistant, 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.