Sight Reading by Daphne Kalotay is now in paperback! Winner of the New England Society Book Award, Sight Reading is a lyrical and evocative novel set in the world of classical music that struck a chord among readers. The Boston Globe said that Sight Reading "gets the little details right, both musical and geographical, and the resulting read is engaging and often insightful. . . .Surprising and satisfying . . . delightfully vivid."
On a Boston street one warm spring day, Hazel and Remy spot each other for the first time in years. Though their meeting might seem insignificant, Remy, a gifted violinist, is married to the composer Nicholas Elko—once the love of Hazel's life. It has been twenty years since Remy, an ambitious conservatory student; Nicholas, a wunderkind on the cusp of success and its challenges; and the beautiful and fragile Hazel first met. From Europe to America, from conservatory life to the Boston Symphony Orchestra, they have forged crisscrossing paths of thrills and doubts, wonders and betrayals, each discovering how the quest to create something real and true can lead to deep personal revelations. As Remy and Hazel find themselves once more linked by shifting fate, Sight Reading explores the mysteries of intuition and perception while unspooling a transporting story of marriage, family, and long-held secrets.
With its themes of marriage, family, art, secrets, and the passage of time, there is so much for book clubs to discuss in Sight Reading If you’re interested in reading Sight Reading with your group, Daphne is happy to call in to your book club discussion. Also, make sure to check out her website for extra content for your book club, including an author Q&A, playlist, reading group guide, and more!