Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

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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.

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The 776th 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 ( (USA))
  5. - Best Books Ever (

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