Landline

By Rainbow Rowell
(St. Martin's Press, Hardcover, 9781250049377, 310pp.)

Publication Date: July 8, 2014

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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?




About the Author
RAINBOW ROWELL writes books. Sometimes she writes about adults ("Attachments" and "Landline"). Sometimes she writes about teenagers ("Eleanor & Park", "Fangirl "and "Carry 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.




NPR
Monday, Jul 7, 2014

The author's female leads are plus-sized, and sometimes, instead of falling in love, they are just trying to stay in it. Her new book, Landline, opens with a marriage on the verge of collapse. More at NPR.org

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