I was a Rainbow Rowell virgin before reading Landline
– which qualifies me for reading idiot of the year. But it also let me come to this novel without expectations.
is Rowell’s first adult novel, after wowing readers with Eleanor & Park
. In a nutshell, Landline
is about a woman named Georgie who has always been torn between her “work husband” Seth and her actual husband, Neal. But there’s a twist: while Georgia and Neal are separated during the Christmas holiday, and in the middle of an epic fight, she calls Neal from an old landline in her childhood bedroom, and finds herself in a conversational time machine. Confused at first, Georgie comes to realize that the phone somehow puts her back to the last time she and Neal were separated… Continue