Someday, Somewhere by Lindsey Champion

Someday, Somewhere by Lindsey Champion

SOMEDAY, SOMEWHERE by Lindsay Champion


Author: Lindsay Champion

Pub. Date: April 3, 2018

Publisher: KCP Loft

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Pages: 280

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Dominique is a high school junior from a gritty neighborhood in Trenton, where she and her mom are barely getting by. 

Ben is a musical prodigy from the Upper East Side, a violinist at a top conservatory with obsessive talent and a brilliant future.

When Dom’s class is taken to hear a concert at Carnegie Hall, she expects to be bored out of her mind. But then she sees the boy in the front row playing violin like his life depends on it — and she is transfixed. 

Posing as an NYU student, Dom sneaks back to New York City to track down Ben Tristan, a magnetic genius who whisks her into a fantasy world of jazz clubs and opera, infatuation and possibility. Each sees something in the other that promises to complete them.

As Dom’s web of lies grows, though, so does Ben’s obsessive need to conquer Beethoven’s famous Kreutzer Sonata. But Ben’s genius, which captivates Dominique, conceals a secret, and the challenges of her life may make it difficult to help him.

Alternating perspectives and an unreliable narrator create suspense and momentum, romance and heartbreak. Author Lindsay Champion’s deep roots in theater and music are evident on every page — structured like a sonata with hints of West Side Story, her debut novel hits all the right notes.

Before I knew her, there was a cavernous black hole inside me and I couldn’t figure out why. Now, when she’s with me, I’m still for a moment. Everything slows down and I can actually think. But my brain isn’t filled with all my usual thoughts — worrying about how much more I need to practice and how much better I need to be. I’m just thinking about how lucky I am to be sitting here with her, listening to music on my bed as the world moves all around us.

The strangest thing is we didn’t even kiss this time. I’ve kissed her before, so it’s not like it would have been any big deal. But it’s almost like sitting on the bed kissing Dom in total silence would be a waste of her. There’s so much I want to ask her about and so many things I want to show her. I could sit in the dark with my eyes closed and kiss anyone. And don’t get me wrong — I really, really want to with Dom. But with Dominique, you have to be slow and quiet and deliberate. You can’t rush her. I would never want to rush her. Well, I’m so nervous around her I never stop talking, so I probably end up rushing her, anyway. But there’s something about her pace, like drips of honey, that I want to slow down for.

Like adagio sostenuto. At ease.

But now she’s gone. It’s back to reality, back to the empty apartment and back to Kreutzer. Alone, it’s become painful. It’s hardly music anymore, just a jumble of notes that hurt my ears.

It’s never taken me so long to learn a piece before. Usually I play something a few times in the morning and I’m soaring through it by the afternoon. This one is tough, but it shouldn’t be this tough. It’s like I can’t even trust myself anymore.


…a YA author living in the best place on earth, New York City. She is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she spent most of her time doing high kicks and eating falafel. After a stint as a closed caption writer (best memory: captioning the first six Rocky movies for TV), she served as the Features Editor at, where she somehow managed to interview her celebrity crushes Paul Rudd, Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal without fainting or peeing her pants. She is an editorial director for the digital media company PureWow, where she sits in an extremely tall building and eats snacks.

Her first novel, Someday, Somewhere, hits store shelves April 3, 2018.

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