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The Middlesteins meets The Virgin Suicides in this arresting family love story about the eccentric yet tightknit Simone family, coping with tragedy of 1990s 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A sharply observed and bittersweet family romance with a rock ’n’ roll heart…Reilly’s dreamy, slipstream style dazzles.”


  • “An intimate tale of love and mending.”

    Harper’s Bazaar

  • “A lyrical and poetic look at family, love, and loss.”


  • “Reilly’s debut novel explores how a love evolves as responsibilities mount for two parents with three very different daughters…Full of imaginative anecdotes and vibrant details…Reilly’s first novel is touching and nostalgic.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A compelling family tale rich in vivid and relatable struggles.”


  • “Julia Whelan’s subdued narration sets a fittingly melancholy tone for this novel about the Simone family’s love and heartbreak…Whelan’s smooth and engaged narration allows the lyrical writing to flow naturally. Since the Simones own a record store, music and lyrics are prominently featured throughout the novel. Whelan subtly captures the characters’ voices and expertly conveys their emotions, sweeping listeners into the lives of the family members until the final tearful moment. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • “We’re in a poet’s hands; every sentence here crackles with electric vitality. This is a unique and bighearted novel.”

    Pamela Erens, author of The Virgins

  • An energetic, captivating, and lyrical debut. Here is a writer with a wonderfully eccentric way of seeing the world, weaving a family story both whimsical and profound.”

    Amy Shearn, author of The Mermaid of Brooklyn

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A Harper’s Bazaar Pick Best Books to Read This Winter
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