Sight Reading

Sight Reading

By Daphne Kalotay

Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780062246943, 329pp.

Publication Date: May 2014


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.

About the Author
DAPHNE KALOTAY, a citizen of both Canada and the U.S., grew up in New Jersey and attended Vassar College before receiving her M.F.A. and Ph.D. from Boston University. Her fiction collection, Calamity and Other Stories, was shortlisted for the Story Prize, while her debut novel, Russian Winter, won the Writers League of Texas Fiction Award and was longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. An international bestseller, Russian Winter has been published in twenty-one foreign languages. Kalotay lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.