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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 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 offers a deft exploration of the tender ties that bind families together, even as they threaten to tear them apart. Christine Reilly lives in New York City. She has taught at Sarah Lawrence College, the Dalton School, and Collegiate School. She received her bachelor s degree from Bucknell University and her master’s degree in writing from Sarah Lawrence College.