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When the marriage has definite cracks Neal takes his two beautiful daughters to his parents in Omaha for Christmas and Georgie stays in California for her work. She spends a few days with her mum and uses her old teenage bedroom, complete with a little yellow phone. Using it to talk to Neal she finds she is talking to a young Neal, before they were married. Georgie believes this must be her chance to make things right with the future Neal, to make sure they have a happy marriage. But can she change the outcome? It is slow paced, ponderous and quirky. ~ Sarah Broadhurst

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Landline by Rainbow Rowell

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 he still loves her - but that almost seems besides the point now. Two days before they're supposed to visit Neal's family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells him 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 - he is always a little upset with her - 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?

Reviews

'Best for a romantic break ... Rom-com fans will lap it up.' GRAZIA

'If you could talk to someone in the past in order to influence the future, would you? That's the idea behind Rainbow Rowell's clever new book.' WOMAN

'Landline's premise is fairly simple: given the chance to change a small aspect of the past, would you? But there's so much more. Rowell's way with dialogue is amazing (and useful, given that most of the book consists of telephone conversations). Neal's mother, only ever a presence on the other end of the line, is as well realised as any of the characters we get to 'see'. Landline is great on the complexities of adult relationships too, showing how a search for balance can be what love is made of and how a thousand tiny compromises mean more than the grandest romantic gesture' EMERALD STREET

About the Author

Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell writes about people who talk a lot. And people who feel like they’re screwing up. And people who fall in love. Fangirl is her second YA novel - the first, Eleanor & Park, spent six weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Rainbow has also written about for adults - Attachments and Landline. 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.

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Publication date

28th July 2015

Author

Rainbow Rowell

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www.rainbowrowell.com/

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Publisher

Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Hardback
368 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories
Romantic Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781409152125

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