Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Length: 320 pages
Audiobook Length: 9 hours and 3 minutes
First Published: 2022
Sitcom writer Georgie McCool knows her marriage is struggling, but she can’t pass up the chance to pitch the pilot show she’s been dreaming about for years, even if it means missing Christmas. While he’s away, she finds that calling Neal on the landline results in her talking to a younger version of her husband in the days just before he proposed. With the time-traveling communication messing with her head, Georgie recalls her courtship with Neal and ponders what to do about her marriage.
I only picked Landline up because Rainbow Rowell and I share initials (and I did not want to read Rick Riordan). I was absolutely hooked by this contemporary fiction about a struggling marriage. I liked that there weren’t any major infidelities or issues between Georgie and Neal. It was just life getting in the way and a failure to communicate. Landline was just the blend of love story and reality of marriage that will speak to anyone who has been married for over ten years.
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.
Quotes from Landline
I love you more than I hate everything else.
Nobody’s lives just fit together. Fitting together is something you work at. It’s something you make happen – because you love each other.
I think I can live without you, but it won’t be any kind of life.
He didn’t laugh when he thought something was funny–he laughed when he was happy.
Nothing good is easy.