Landline

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Macmillan, Jul 8, 2014 - Fiction - 310 pages
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#1 New York Times bestselling author! A New York Times Best Seller! Goodreads Choice Award Winner for Best Fiction of 2014! An Indie Next Pick!

From New York Times bestselling author of Eleanor & Park and Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell, comes a hilarious, heart-wrenching take on love, marriage, and magic phones.

Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That it's been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply-but that almost seems beside the point now.
Maybe that was always beside the point.

Two days before they're supposed to visit Neal's family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can't go. She's a TV writer, and something's come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her-Neal is always a little upset with Georgie-but she doesn't expect to him to pack up the kids and go without her.

When her husband and the kids leave for the airport, Georgie wonders if she's finally done it. If she's ruined everything.

That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It's not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she's been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts. . . .

Is that what she's supposed to do?

Or would Georgie and Neal be better off if their marriage never happened?

 

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User Review  - Gretchening - LibraryThing

Rowell's trademark deft and real characterizations ring true again in this, her frist novel for adults about a woman who is given a chance to reevaluate her marriage and the course of her life. Humor and emotion combine. Read full review

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User Review  - pegmcdaniel - LibraryThing

Rainbow Rowell is a new author for me. I'm sorry to say I didn't like Landline even though it won Goodread's Best Fiction for 2014. I thought this book was boring but I stuck with it hoping it would ... Read full review

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Rainbow Rowell writes books. Sometimes she writes about adults (Attachments andLandline). Sometimes she writes about teenagers (Eleanor & Park,Fangirl andCarry On). But she always writes about people who talk a lot. And people who feel like they're screwing up. And people who fall in love.

When she's not writing, Rainbow is reading comic books, planning Disney World trips and arguing about things that don't really matter in the big scheme of things.

She lives in Nebraska with her husband and two sons.

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