Wednesday, August 27, 2014

LANDLINE by Rainbow Rowell


Georgie and Neal might say their marriage is fine, but readers will see a lot of unspoken frustration and unaddressed issues in the foundation of their relationship. Then Georgie says she can't go on their family Christmas trip, and Neal takes their girls and goes without her. Neal says it's fine that she doesn't go, and Georgie is more than willing to believe him, but readers will know it's not that simple. Then Georgie tries to use her mom's old landline to call Neal at his mom's - and she gets Neal from their college days. Can they repair their relationship with one person in the present and the other in the past?

I found this engrossing. This is a couple in serious need of some counseling - or at least an honest conversation. Georgie's memories and her conversations with the Neal-from-the-past give some insight on how things got so bad. The question becomes will the landline calls to the past end up unravelling Georgie's life in the present? Some language.

4.5 out of 5 stars

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