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  • Published: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
  • Year Published: 2014
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Description: 310 pages ; 25 cm
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9781250049377

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Landline

by Rowell, Rainbow.

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Call number: Fiction

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"In New York Times bestselling author Rainbow Rowell's Landline, 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 besides the point now.Maybe that was always besides 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 home 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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Fun Summer Read

I really enjoyed this book. Within the first 20 pages I felt like I was invested in the characters and the plot. As the time travel element was added, I was enjoying the book and was not thrown by the fantastical element of it which surprised me since on paper, the whole concept seems a little ridiculous. Like the reviewer below said, it is not as heavy a subject matter as some of Rowell's other writings, but the study of the familial relationships were interesting. Also, while books addressing heavy topics are great to read, sometimes I crave something lighter. This book definitely satisfied that craving.

Entertainment

The book was entertaining to read, I liked the concept of time travel via landline. It wasn't great but it a nice light entertaining read.

Light Reading

Good summer read on how marriages evolve and how couples hook up in the first place. There was a bit of paranormal-y time travel-y stuff in the story - referring to the eponymous landline - and I wasn't totally thrilled with that as hook, but Rowell did do some fun stuff with it. It wasn't as intense as "Eleanor & Park" or "Fangirl".

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