Thoughts on “The Magician’s Assistant” by Ann Patchett (Audiobook)

After disliking both Bel Canto and State of Wonder, I’d all but given up on Ann Patchett’s novels. JoAnn suggested I try The Magician’s Assistant as a last chance, and I chose to listen to it. About the Book: It isn’t until the charismatic Parsifal, Sabine’s husband and the magician she assisted for years, dies […]

Thoughts on “State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett (Audiobook)

When I read Bel Canto a few months ago with Reading Buddies and strongly disliked the ending, I told myself I’d give Ann Patchett another chance before I made up my mind about her novels. When I found out Hope Davis, whose narration of Jennifer Donnelly’s A Northern Light was absolutely fantastic, did State of […]

Reading Buddies Wrap-Up: “Bel Canto” by Ann Patchett

Welcome to the Reading Buddies wrap-up for Bel Canto by Ann Patchett! I’m just going to come out and say that if you haven’t read the book and might, at some point, you probably want to stop reading now. It’s one of those books that’s easily ruined by spoilers, I think, and seeing as what […]

Reading Buddies Discussion: “Bel Canto” by Ann Patchett

Hello, Bel Canto reading buddies! I’m halfway through the novel, having just finished chapter five of ten. Feel free to talk about any part of the book; just please remember to warn about spoilers! As always, read at your own risk, as this post will most likely contain spoilers as well. Bel Canto is the […]