Plume Books, Paperback, 9780452297548, 323pp.
Publication Date: March 27, 2012
From the award-winning author of "Eleanor & Park," "Fangirl," and "Landline" comes a hilarious and heartfelt novel about love in the workplace.
Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder know that somebody is monitoring their work e-mail. (Everybody in the newsroom knows. It's company policy.) But they can't quite bring themselves to take it seriously. They go on sending each other endless and endlessly hilarious e-mails, discussing every aspect of their personal lives.
Meanwhile, Lincoln O'Neill can't believe this is his job now- reading other people's e-mail. When he applied to be "internet security officer," he pictured himself building firewalls and crushing hackers- not writing up a report every time a sports reporter forwards a dirty joke.
When Lincoln comes across Beth's and Jennifer's messages, he knows he should turn them in. But he can't help being entertained-and captivated-by their stories.
By the time Lincoln realizes he's falling for Beth, it's way too late to introduce himself.
What would he say . . . ?
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.
"Cracking, laugh-out-loud dialogue, characters that feel painfully real, and a sweet premise about finding love in the information age. If Attachments were an email, I'd be forwarding it to my entire list of contacts."
-Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of House Rules and Sing You Home
"A charming, witty story about both office HR and real human relations."
-Entertainment Weekly, one of the summer's best reads
"Perfectly mixing sweet romance with deliciously tart wit, Rowell's literary debut is a complete charmer."