Bel Canto (2001) by Ann Patchett
An opera singer becomes a hostage when terrorists take over a concert venue.
“Unhurriedly, even languorously, Patchett brings readers into the minds of the characters.” – Booklist
“If I had to use one word, it would be “poignant”. Since luckily enough, I can use more than one word, it is a beautiful, profound, and ironic story about how a terrible situation can turn into a magical one.” – blogger Betty