Italian for “beautiful singing,” Bel Canto by Ann Patchett is a love story set in the midst of tragedy. An opera soprano performing at an exclusive house party in South America is taken hostage along with other prominent partygoers. As the ransom negotiations stretch out over days and then months, relationships begin to form among the captured— and their captors.
Winner of a PEN Faulkner Award for Fiction and an Orange Prize, this moving and dramatic work is the Toledo Book Club’s August selection. Newcomers are always welcome to join the discussion, even if they haven’t read the book. A separate poetry reading will precede the book club discussion, beginning at 5:30pm.
7pm. Thursday August 3.
Gathering Volumes, 196 E. Boundary St.,
567-336-6188. gatheringvolumes.com Free