I love Rainbow Rowell so, so much--more than is probably healthy. I'm sure if I ever met her I'd make a complete fool of myself, she has me that starstruck! She reminds me of Nora Ephron: clever, snarky, and the author of the only romantic comedies I've ever wanted to underline. I read Landline in one very enjoyable day and I almost wanted to take breaks from it, just to make it last longer, but I couldn't! I'll break it down like this (the book pretty much sells itself): 1 frazzled wife/mother/television writer + a phone that dials her past + Rainbow Rowell = a ridiculous amount of fun and a guaranteed good read!— LAUREN'S STAFF PICKS
July 2014 Indie Next List
“Georgie McCool's professional dreams are coming true and she couldn't be happier, except that it means the slow implosion of her marriage is about to speed up. Georgie's husband, Neal, and their kids leave for Christmas while Georgie stays behind to work on her new TV show and she is left alone with memories of when things were better. Those memories almost become reality when she discovers that her mother's landline can connect her with Neal in 1998, before he proposed. Landline is an incredibly emotional, honest, and often hilarious look at a marriage on the brink and the choices that must be made when dreams aren't enough.”
— Paige Mushaw, Northshire Bookstore, Manchester Center, VT
A "New York Times" Best Seller "Goodreads" Choice Award Winner for Best Fiction of 2014 An Indie Next Pick
IF YOU GOT A SECOND CHANCE AT LOVE,
WOULD YOU MAKE THE SAME CALL?
As far as time machines go, a magic telephone is pretty useless.
TV writer Georgie McCool can't actually visit the past -- all she can do is call it, and hope it picks up.
And hope "he" picks up.
Because once Georgie realizes she has a magic phone that calls into the past, all she wants to do is make things right with her husband, Neal.
Maybe she can fix the things in their past that seem unfixable in the present. Maybe this stupid phone is giving her a chance to start over ...
Does Georgie "want" to start over?
From Rainbow Rowell, the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Eleanor & Park" and" Fangirl," comes this heart-wrenching - and hilarious - take on fate, time, television and true love.
"Landline "asks if two people are ever truly on the same path, or whether love just means finding someone who will keep meeting you halfway, no matter where you end up.
About the Author
RAINBOW ROWELL lives in Omaha, Nebraska, with her husband and two sons. She's also the author of "Fangirl," "Eleanor & Park," and "Attachments."