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Landline

Rowell, Rainbow (Book - 2014 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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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?"--
Authors: Rowell, Rainbow
Title: Landline
Published: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 310 pages ;,25 cm.
Summary: "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?"--
Local Note: 1 2 3 4
Alternate Title: Land line
ISBN: 1250049377
9781250049377
Branch Call Number: F ROW
Statement of Responsibility: Rainbow Rowell
Subject Headings: Families Fiction. Married people Fiction. Man-woman relationships Fiction.
Genre/Form: Love stories.
Domestic fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Topical Term: Families
Married people
Man-woman relationships
LCCN: 2014008538
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Sep 21, 2014
  • barkylee15 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Rainbow Rowell sure can write and make you feel all of the feels! Another winner by an author who is becoming an auto-read and I can't wait for whatever story comes next from her!

Note: If you ever get the chance to go to an Author Talk with Rainbow, do it! She is funny, personable, and inspirational!

Sep 18, 2014
  • june2813 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed Eleanor and Park and on the basis of that I picked up Landline. This was so poorly realized I was unable to even finish it. Very disappointed.

Sep 08, 2014
  • Cynthia_N rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This was a good story but also slightly disappointing. Rowell's stories usually pull me right in keep me there until the end but this one just didn't.

Sep 03, 2014
  • yvox rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I loved Eleanor & Park, and I was looking forward to this new "adult" novel by the same author.

Adult? I guess it depends on how you define adult.

If being old enough to be married and have kids and a career means adult, then this is an adult novel. But I'd class this as Young Adult, even though it involves those topics. This could be a good read for learning what adult life might bring, what marriage might mean, what making the true love choice over the gee-he's-so-cute choice might feel like.

This book is a good, fun read by an author who tells a charming tale. Good job.

Aug 18, 2014
  • Persassy rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

With the main character having a name like Georgie McCool, I kinda expected a lot and boy was I disappointed.

This book is like "An Abundance Of Katherines" for Rainbow Rowell in terms of mindblowingness.

(It's not really)

Aug 08, 2014
  • Bookworm2847 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book was a little different from those I usually read. A bit "out there", but it kept my interest and I bought into the premise.

Aug 03, 2014
  • gvlee rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Interesting premise, but the actual story is a disappointment. Skip this book in favour of Fangirl, or Eleanor and Park, which are both way better books than this one.

Aug 02, 2014
  • tlgarcia rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I really enjoy Rainbow Rowell's books and I have read all of them. Though this book was enjoyable, it failed to do what the previous books have done. That would be leaving me with mix emotions of both happiness and sadness. Now, I enjoy magical realism. I liked that Rainbow Rowell was doing something different then her previous books. I also liked the plot because its very true to life, minus the magical phone bit. As we get older we tend to reflect on things that we have done, where we started, and what we wished we could have changed. This book is all about that. However, after reading this book, I want to say I felt...meh. Maybe you will enjoy it. Maybe you will think I am completely wrong. So pick it up and see for itself.

A patron review from the Adult Summer Game: "Typical Rowell, lots of cultural references, with a twist - magical realism. Thoroughly enjoyable!"

Jul 17, 2014
  • JCLAmyF rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Lovely writing, and a lot of lovely characterization, as I've come to expect from Rowell. Dialogue that's zingy without being unrealistically, jarringly trying-too-hard clever. Georgie is no Cath, though, and I'm not quite as in love with her as I was with Eleanor, either. We were told more things about her than shown, which I think made me not quite "believe" in her as much. And I hated that she didn't buckle down and do her writing work when she needed to... she'd always been so sure of that, and she's so good at it, and she risked so much to do it... Realistic maybe, but it didn't make for the most compelling read or character.

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