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Bel Canto

What a writer Ann Patchett is.  It seems I have not posted a review on this blog of the previous books of hers that I have read, which is an oversight that I can only explain by the extremely compelling yet intimate and personal feeling cultivated by Patchett in Commonwealth, … 422 more words

Song of Achilles: Worth interrupting your vacation

So I know I said I was (I am!) taking a blog holiday, but I couldn’t resist checking back in to let you know about the excellent Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. 399 more words

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Bel Canto by Ann Patchett #bookreview

Ann Patchett’s Bel Canto makes a grand claim for the power of music not only to sustain the spirit in the bleakest of times but even to transform a life. 1,210 more words

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