A beautifully written, strikingly accomplished debut novel about love, music, and the complex relationship between mothers and daughters â��at once a captivating glimpse into lives lived passionately and a subtle exploration of the nature of genius, it is the perfect book for fans of Bel Canto and Amy and Isabelle.
Natasha Darsky is "the most famous violinist since Paganini
I can't say I like the main character. She is one of those people who feels a constant, almost pathological, need to sabotage her own happiness. And I just can't accept that philosophy--even in the name of art. I couldn't help but yell at Tasha throughout the entire boo ...more
I found this book at a library used book sale. Yes, there are the ten copies of DaVinci Code or whatever the library is unloading there, but there are also the books that don't get checked out. The latter is where my interest lies. Call me a contrarian, but I usually am interested in what the masses are NOT reading. And this is where I found "Overture" in pristine condition (I'm going to give it back to them) and stamped markedly "Discarded by Itasca Community Library" on the flyleaf.
I will star...more
For the reader to truly enjoy this book to its fullest, it helps to know more than the average would about classical music. That said, even without this knowledge, the book's an enjoyable and compelling read.
I look forward to reading other, future works by this author.