To start this review off, I think I should mention I was a massive fan of Bel Canto.  I thought it was a phenomenal piece of work, it changed the way I viewed the post-modern novel, and it introduced me to the concept of magical realism.  I really can’t sing enough praise for that book.  Then as soon as I heard Patchett had written a new novel, I knew I had to read it.  For me this meant waiting over a month for my local bookstore to get the book in, but I told myself it would be worth every second.

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