my take: My interest in Ann Patchett was piqued this summer when I got around to reading a recommend by someone reading through all her works. I really liked State of Wonder so ventured on to another of her novels.

I don’t like to give away the plot or tell too much content … but here’s what I thought each night as I climbed into bed and reached for Bel Canto: those people are still there.

I loved the use of music and cultures and the new way characters saw themselves and each other. a quiet novel … not much action … populated with great characters.

Cousin Betsy says The Patron Saint of Liars is the best she’s read of Ann, so that’s going on the list.

my source: Cousin Betsy, Bea Van Winkle,  and so many others

my verdict: great read