Landing

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Harcourt, 2008 - Fiction - 324 pages
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A delightful, old-fashioned love story with a uniquely twenty-first-century twist, Landing is a romantic comedy that explores the pleasures and sorrows of long-distance relationships--the kind millions of us now maintain mostly by plane, phone, and Internet.

Síle is a stylish citizen of the new Dublin, a veteran flight attendant who's traveled the world. Jude is a twenty-five-year-old archivist, stubbornly attached to the tiny town of Ireland, Ontario, in which she was born and raised. On her first plane trip, Jude's and Síle's worlds touch and snag at Heathrow Airport. In the course of the next year, their lives, and those of their friends and families, will be drawn into a new, shaky orbit.

This sparkling, lively story explores age-old questions: Does where you live matter more than who you live with? What would you give up for love, and would you be a fool to do so?

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User Review  - ajlewis2 - LibraryThing

Like _Room_, this is not a fast-paced story. It is a slow unfolding of the long-distance relationship between two women and how they come to understand what really matters to them. I loved the slow ... Read full review

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User Review  - idiotgirl - LibraryThing

I read this to the end. But at some point it did seem to go on and on. About a long distance relationship. One in Ireland (mother originally from India) and one in Canada. Will the two women get together. Nice characterization. But I kept wondering why I cared. (Audible listen.) Read full review

Contents

New Years Eve
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Sic Transit
15
What Wnen Where How Why
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Emma Donoghue was born on October 24, 1969 in Dublin, Ireland. She received her BA degree from the University College Dublin and PhD in English from University of Cambridge. Her first novel was Stir. Her next novel was Hood which won the 1997 American Library Association's Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Book Award for Literature. Her novel Slammerkin was a finalist in the 2001 Irish Times Irish Literature Prize for Fiction. The Sealed Letter, published in 2008, is a work of historical fiction. This work was the joint winner of the 2009 Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction. She continued writing several award winning novels including Room which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in September 2010. Some of her other works include Astra, Three and a Half Deaths, and Frog Music.

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