Author:Ann Patchett, Ann

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Bel Canto

By: Ann Patchett, Ann

Price: $4.65

Publisher: New York, Harper Perennial: 2001

Seller ID: 1327

ISBN: 0060838728

Condition: Good


In an unnamed South American country, a world-renowned soprano sings at a birthday party in honor of a visiting Japanese industrial titan. His hosts hope that Mr. Hosokawa can be persuaded to build a factory in their Third World backwater. Alas, in the opening sequence, just as the accompanist kisses the soprano, a ragtag band of 18 terrorists enters the vice-presidential mansion through the air conditioning ducts. Their quarry is the president, who has unfortunately stayed home to watch a favorite soap opera. And thus, from the beginning, things go awry. Among the hostages are not only Hos... View more info

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The Magician's Assistant

By: Patchett, Ann

Price: $2.99

Publisher: Orlando, Fla., Harvest Books: 1997

Seller ID: 1484

ISBN: 0156006219

Condition: Good


When Parsifal, a handsome and charming magician, dies suddenly, his widow Sabine—who was also his faithful assistant for twenty years—learns that the family he claimed to have lost in a tragic accident is very much alive and well. Sabine is left to unravel his secrets, and the journey she takes, from sunny Los Angeles to the bitter windswept plains of Nebraska, will work its own magic on her. Sabine's extraordinary tale, “with its big dreams, vast spaces, and disparate realities lying side by side” captures the hearts of its readers and “proves to be the perfect place for miraculous ... View more info

Commonwealth

By: Patchett, Ann

Price: $13.99

Publisher: New York, Harper Collins Publishers: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1821

ISBN: 0062491792

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating’s christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny’s mother, Beverly—thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families. Spanning five decades, Commonwealth explores how this chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved. Spending summers together in Virginia, the Keating and Cousins children forge a lasting bond that is based on a shared disillusionment with their parents and the strange and ... View more info