Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

Bel Canto is a 2001 novel by American author Ann Patchett, published by Perennial, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. It was awarded both the Orange Prize for Fiction and PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. It was placed on several top book lists, including Amazon's Best Books of 2001. Based on the Lima Crisis, this book is about a group of terrorists who hold high executives and people of high political standing hostage. It explores how the terrorists and hostages cope with living in a house together for several months. Many of the characters form unbreakable bonds of friendship, while some fall in love.

The 637th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 29th on The New Classics - 100 Best Reads from 1983 to 2008 (Entertainment Weekly)
  2. - PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction (PEN/Faulkner)
  3. - The Best Books of the 2000s (The Onion AV Club)
  4. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (USA))
  5. - Best Books Ever (bookdepository.com)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Bel Canto: A Novel Hardcover 88286 $13.99 $0.01 2001
Bel Canto CD Audio CD 438888 $11.46 $6.99 2007
Bel Canto LP: A Novel Paperback 142942 $8.00 $2.56 2009
Bel Canto Paperback 8237331 $9.49 $8.49 2012
By Ann Patchett Bel Canto CD (Unabridged) [Audio CD] Audio CD 2581751 $37.19 $29.89 2007
Bel Canto Paperback 752620 $19.92 $12.44 2002
Bel Canto/bel Canto (Spanish Edition) Paperback 6651684 $35.00 2004
[ Bel Canto - Large Print ] By Patchett, Ann ( Author ) [ 2009 ) [ Paperback ] Paperback 2649774 $17.18 $5.08 2009
Bel Canto Paperback 207382 $10.44 $0.94 2005
Bel Canto Audio CD 3712892 $15.72 $12.00
Bookclub in a Box Discusses the Novel Bel Canto Paperback 14995361 $5.47 2006
Bel Canto Kindle Edition 4094 $9.12 2009
Bel Canto (Harper Perennial Deluxe Editions) Paperback 17707 $9.97 $1.55 2008
Bel Canto (Portuguese Edition) Kindle Edition 2897800 $2.89 2013
Bel canto (Littérature étrangère rivages) (French Edition) Paperback 4080102 $113.04 $5.59 2002
By Ann Patchett: Bel Canto Paperback 87036 $7.80 $2.51