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Bel canto [electronic resource]. Patchett Ann.

Ann, Patchett. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780061738883 (electronic bk)
  • Date Published: 2009.

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Summary, etc.: Somewhere in South America, at the home of the country's vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of Mr. Hosokawa, a powerful Japanese businessman. Roxanne Coss, opera's most revered soprano, has mesmerized the international guests with her singing. It is a perfect evening--until a band of gun-wielding terrorists breaks in through the air-conditioning vents and takes the entire party hostage. But what begins as a panicked, life-threatening scenario slowly evolves into something quite different, as terrorists and hostages forge unexpected bonds and people from different countries and continents become compatriots. Without the demands of the world to shape their days, life on the inside becomes more beautiful than anything they had known before. At once riveting and impassioned, the narrative becomes a moving exploration of how people communicate when music is the only common language. Friendship, compassion, and the chance for great love lead...
Target Audience Note: Grade 5
UG/Upper grades (9th-12)
6.3 ATOS Level
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : HarperCollins e-books, 2009. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 472 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Fiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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