Book of the Month: Bel Canto by Ann Patchett (2008)

2020-05-14T13:55:56-04:00

Book of the Month: Bel Canto by Ann Patchett (2008) Critical Evaluation "One of the delightful things about the way ''Bel Canto'' unfolds is the way Ann Patchett uses the ordeal of entrapment to locate unexpected resources in her characters, like Roxane's new leadership potential. Another surprising quality to emerge, in a book that works both as a paean to art and beauty and a subtly sly comedy of manners, is the flair that the host shows for running the household, once he realizes that being taken hostage has ruined his political career. ''With a dish towel knotted around his waist, [...]