Waiting On…Landline by Rainbow Rowell

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This week I’m waiting on…

Title Landline
Author Rainbow Rowell
Pages 320 Pages
Genre Adult, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction
Publisher St. Martin’s Press
To Be Published July 8th, 2014
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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?

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Rainbow Rowell’s. Having both Attachments and Fangirl and fallen head-over-heels in love with both, Rowell has become a staple on my relatively short list of authors whose work I will immediately and automatically purchase. One of the things I most appreciate about Rowell’s writing is her ability to take seemingly simple or innocuous subjects (i.e. Fanfiction, Internet security, etc) and transform them into something that is unbelievably powerful and is both simultaneously heart-wrenching and beautifully hopeful and inspiring.

In terms of the novel in question, there are so many things I love about the concept of Landline I wouldn’t even know where to begin! Between the protagonist’s profession as a TV writer and the idea of using a landline, an otherwise arguably outmoded form of communication in this wireless age, as a tether to the past and a means of reconnecting in the future, suffice it to say that there isn’t much about this novel’s synopsis that doesn’t intrigue me! While I have a relatively long time to pine for this novel until the release of Landline in July 2014, I have absolutely no doubt that it will be well worth the wait!

14 responses to “Waiting On…Landline by Rainbow Rowell”

  1. Sounds interesting. I’ve never heard of this author before but will have to check it out. Here’s my WoW.

  2. Camille says:

    I love Rainbow Rowell as well and Landline is already included in my TBR list of 2014. I noticed that you didn’t mention Eleanor and Park and was wondering if you haven’t read it yet, because I loved that one as much as I loved Fangirl, although I haven’t read Attachments yet. Here’s my WoW: http://thegirlmeetsbooks.wordpress.com/2013/10/23/waiting-on-wednesday-no-good-duke-goes-unpunished/

  3. I’m so behind on Rainbow’s books! But my friend Judith is making me read Eleanor & Park next month, so I will finally get to see what all the fuss is about.
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  4. JennRenee says:

    Oh I love this author. Nice pick
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  5. I’m ashamed to say that I haven’t read a book by Rainbow Rowell yet, cause I’ve heard a ton of positive feedback! Thanks for sharing 🙂
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  6. Andi says:

    Yes, yes, yes! I ♥ all things Rainbow Rowell!
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  7. Mandi Kaye says:

    Ah! After having fallen in love with Fangirl, I will automatically read anything Rainbow Rowell. I’m dying to read Attachments and Eleanor & Park (but I way overspent my book budget this month so it has to wait).

    Thanks for sharing! I’m so excited about this one!

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  8. leydylaura says:

    Popular choice this week, thanks for sharing!
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  9. Andy @ OABR says:

    Oh I had no idea she already had another book coming out. I must add it to my TBR pile. Thanks for the heads up! 🙂

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  10. Jacque says:

    I am reading Fangirl now. I am only on page 300, but I LOVE it so far. I will definitely check out more of her books. Thanks for sharing!!

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  11. alice-jane says:

    That’s so cool! I still haven’t read Fangirl (which I’ve heard good things about ) but Landline sounds really cool, too. Like you’ve mentioned, the premise of using a landline, which seems a little outdated in this day and age to connect to the past, is intriguing. I’m looking forward to this book!
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  12. Ashley says:

    I haven’t heard of this yet, but it sounds great!
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  13. Yes Yes Yes! I am so excited for a new novel by Rainbow as well. Attachments is my favorite so far, so the fact that this one is another Adult title from her, I am just BEAMING at the anticipation of it! Also, it comes out a week before my birthday soooo.. happy birthday to me? hehe
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