Sunday’s on the Phone to Monday

by Christine Reilly

Published by Touchstone

The Middlesteins meets The Virgin Suicides in this arresting family love story about the eccentric yet tightknit Simone family, coping with tragedy during 90s New York, struggling to reconnect with each other and heal.

Claudio and Mathilde Simone, once romantic bohemians hopelessly enamored with each other, find themselves nestled in domesticity in New York, running a struggling vinyl record store and parenting three daughters as best they can: Natasha, an overachieving prodigy; sensitive Lucy, with her debilitating heart condition; and Carly, adopted from China and quietly fixated on her true origins.

With prose that is as keen and illuminating as it is whimsical and luminous, debut novelist Christine Reilly tells the unusual love story of this family. Poignant and humane, Sunday’s on the Phone to Monday is a deft exploration of the tender ties that bind families together, even as they threaten to tear them apart.

About Christine Reilly

Christine Reilly

Christine Jessica Reilly lives in New York, New York. She is now involved in teaching at the creative writing program at Sarah Lawrence. She formerly taught at the Dalton School. The Collegiate School, the Professional Children's School,and the Creative Center at University Settlement. She has been published in over fifty journals, including the Adirondack Review, Solo Novo, and Lifelines: Dartmouth's Medical School Journal. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University and her Master’s degree in writing from Sarah Lawrence College. She has published two chapbooks of poetry with small presses one entitled Too Animal, Not Enough Machine.  Christine is also a former fashion model and has done commercial work for Yves St. Laurent, Elizabeth Arden, and Moroccan Oil. Sunday is on the Phone to Monday is her first novel.