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Meh. I did not enjoy this book. It could be because I listened to this rather than read it, but I don't think so. I think it is because she MADE HIM A HAM SANDWICH AFTER FINDING OUT HE WAS HAVING AN AFFAIR WITH HER BEST FRIEND!!! I could not relate to Hadley at all, which makes a book hard to enjoy for me. Even though I admit I am not a romantic and wasn't in her position, I know, times were different then, I can't imagine being so weak and pathetic.
Ann Patchett is coming to the library I work at in a month. I read State of Wonder last year and it was one of my favorites of 2011 and one of my all time favorite books. Many people recommended I read Bel Canto since she is coming and I loved State of Wonder so much. One thing is clear to me, I am a fan of Ann Patchett. Her writing is fabulous. I did not enjoy Bel Canto as much as State of Wonder and wouldn't consider it a favorite book of mine, but I really did enjoy it...
This happens very rarely, but I am adding Art of Fielding to my favorites shelf! Only about 1 book a year gets added to the top and this definitely deserves a spot. Character development is my number one requirement with books and Chad Harbach did not let me down. I did not want this one to end, in fact, I dragged out the end because I did not want to say goodbye to the personalities in this book. Fabulous read, highly recommended.