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Afternoon Book Group - Bel Canto By Ann Patchett
Thursday, February 14, 2019, 2:00 PM until 3:30 PM
Silver Spring Library
900 Wayne Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Arts & Entertainment
is not Required
Bel Canto is the fourth novel by American author Ann Patchett, published in 2001. Based on the Japanese embassy hostage crisis (also called the Lima Crisis) of 1996–1997 in Lima, Peru, the novel follows the relationships among a group of young terrorists and their hostages, who are mostly high-profile executives and politicians, over several months. Many of the characters form unbreakable bonds of friendship, while some fall in love. Opera is a centralizing theme on many levels throughout the story; the operatic term bel canto literally means "beautiful singing."
RSVP not required. The book will be available for checkout from the library reserve shelf. The library is wheelchair-accessible.