Friday, October 7, 2016
Congratulations to Paulette Livers, winner of last week’s Friday Freebie: the Big Box of Books giveaway.
Sunday’s on the Phone to Monday. One lucky reader will win a new hardcover edition of the novel. Pamela Erens, author of The Virgins, calls it “a unique and big-hearted novel.” Read on for more information about the book...
The Middlesteins meets The Virgin Suicides in this arresting family love story about the eccentric yet tight-knit 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.
If you’d like a chance at winning Sunday’s on the Phone to Monday, simply email your name and mailing address to
Put FRIDAY FREEBIE in the e-mail subject line. Please include your mailing address in the body of the e-mail. One entry per person, please. This contest is open to U.S. residents only. Despite its name, the Friday Freebie remains open to entries until midnight on Oct. 13, at which time I’ll draw the winning name. I’ll announce the lucky reader on Oct. 14. If you’d like to join the mailing list for the once-a-week newsletter, simply add the words “Sign me up for the newsletter” in the body of your email. Your email address and other personal information will never be sold or given to a third party (except in those instances where the publisher requires a mailing address for sending Friday Freebie winners copies of the book).
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