Items tagged with WestportREADS

Do you hear what I hear?

Posted by on Wednesday, Dec 20, 2006 - 12:43 PM

My family included many musicians. My cousin, the cellist, expressed disdain for pianists who could not play a string instrument because they did not have a "good ear." In The Soloist by Mark Salzman, cellist Renne worries about his "ear" until his anxiety interferes with his ability to perform. This anxiety about being perfect is one of the themes of this story about dreams and reality and how we learn to accept our gifts and our limitations. Haven't read it, yet?read more

WestportREADS 2007

Posted by on Thursday, Sep 21, 2006 - 4:53 PM

Welcome! You are one of the first to find out that The Soloist by Mark Salzman is the 2007 WestportREADS selection. Known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning book Iron & Silk, Ridgefield native and Yale graduate Salzman takes us into the world of a child prodigy cellist, the murder trial of a Zen Buddhist, and a life where dreams are adjusted to fit reality. read more