This weeks Waiting on Wednesday one that sounds very interesting. It is on my list of Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The First Half of 2016. I have a request pending on both Edelweiss and Netgalley for this one but I think it will be a must read even if I don’t get the ARC.
- Author: Christine Reilly
- Title: Sunday’s on the Phone to Monday
- Hard Cover: 336 pages
- Publisher: Touchstone
- Publication Date: April 5, 2016
- Purchase: Amazon
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.
So what are you waiting for this week?
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