February Book Club – “Bel Canto” by Ann Patchett

february, 2024

22feb6:00 pm7:00 pmFeaturedFebruary Book Club - "Bel Canto" by Ann PatchettGunn Memorial Library6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Gunn Memorial Library, 5 Wykeham Road, Washington CT, 06794

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Join the Gunn Memorial Library book club for our February book discussion for a lively discussion of the book, Bel Canto, by Ann Patchett. If you are a reading enthusiast, you found the right place. Join us on Thursday, February 22 at 6:00 pm.

Somewhere in South America, at the home of the country’s vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of the powerful businessman Mr. Hosokawa. Roxanne Coss, opera’s most revered soprano, has mesmerized the international guests with her singing. It is a perfect evening—until a band of gun-wielding terrorists takes the entire party hostage. But what begins as a panicked, life-threatening scenario slowly evolves into something quite different, a moment of great beauty, as terrorists and hostages forge unexpected bonds and people from different continents become compatriots, intimate friends, and lovers.

Patchett’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.

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(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Gunn Memorial Library

5 Wykeham Road, Washington CT, 06794


Gunn Memorial LibraryPhone: (860) 868-7586