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on March 6, 2014
I read this for book club and while most of the group loved it, I struggled a little. This would be a much better read for someone who knows and loves opera, for one thing. It was a harsh eye-opener into the world of orphan boys and church choirs, not holy at all. The writing was wonderful but I was a little skeptical about the coincidences that brought the book to a conclusion.