Landline by Rainbow RowellGeorgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble; it has 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 doesnt expect 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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And I should have read the synopsis before borrowing it from my best friend. Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble; it has 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. That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. Landline was a bit of a disappointment. Georgie, the main character, was just … boring? Or her story.
I adore Rainbow Rowell. Her work is funny, smart and deeply interesting, plus she writes maybe the best first kiss scenes of anyone, ever. Did you answer yes? Excellent, come right this way. When an author is particularly famous for one of her books, then I usually think you should start there. The novel is the story of two teenage misfits falling in love, set in s small-town America.
I really thought I was going to like this novel, but in truth had to force myself to finish it. The storyline is interesting Dad plays Mr. Mom with two cute kids and breadwinner Mom chooses work over family during the holidays that puts further strain on the marriage no spoiler here This novel won the GR Best. This novel won the GR Best Fiction Award after all and by more than 14, votes over second place!