Everything you need to understand or teach Bel Canto (novel) by Ann Patchett.
Bel Canto is a story about a group of people from various parts of the world who come to a developing country in South America and attend a function to hear Roxane Coss sing and encourage a businessman to invest in that country. Shortly after the performance is finished, the lights go out and the entire room is taken hostage by a group of kidnappers. As the weeks and months unfold, the lives of both the kidnapped and the terrorists change as they endure a stalemate between the terrorists and the local government.
Interestingly, this novel progresses far beyond its overall plot of a group of people being held against their will. Against this backdrop of violence and fear, the story unfolds as one of the most romantic and beautiful plotlines ever written. Roxane Coss is the reason why Mr. Katsumi Hosokawa flies to this South American country...
Bel Canto: A Novel Lesson Plans contain 125 pages of teaching material, including: