Escape from the Winter Blues with the Palisades Book Club

Bel Canto a book title              

Please join us Tuesday, January 17, at 7:30 p.m. to discuss of Bel Canto by author Ann Patchett, winner of the Pen/Faulkner Fiction Award 2002.

Somewhere in warm South America, a lavish party is being held in honor of a powerful businessman. The highlight of the evening is the singing of a famous opera soprano. It is a beautiful evening until gun-wielding terrorists take the entire party in the house hostage.

However, what begins as a life-threating situation slowly becomes a beautiful moment in time as terrorists and hostages form unexpected bonds. Music becomes the only common language. Love, friendship and compassion lead people to forget the danger that has been set in motion, and there are tragic consequences.