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From the New York Times bestselling author of Eleanor & Park and Fangirl, comes a hilarious, heart-wrenching take on love, marriage, and magic phones.
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 beside the point now.
Maybe that was always beside 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 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?
Goodreads Choice Awards, Amazon.com Best Books of the Year, Library Journal Best Books of the Year, New Yorker Best Books of the Year, Booklist Editors' Choice
Georgie pulled into the driveway, swerving to miss a bike.
Neal never made Alice put it away.
Apparently bicycles never got stolen back in Nebraska—and people never tried to break in to your house. Neal...
Praise for Landline
“Rowell's writing deftly avoids cliché, and the book's action builds cleverly as Lowman skillfully sweeps listeners along to the satisfying, romantic, hopeful conclusion.” —AudioFile
“Lowman captures the sweetness and vulnerability of the couple's college courtship; there are intimate moments, spoken slowly and seductively, that are lovely and voyeuristic, including the couple's first kiss.” —Publishers Weekly
“A fantastic recording of an equally fantastic novel. Rebecca Lowman's narration deftly captures the pacing of this tale, and her impressive ability to portray distinct voices enhances the listening experience.” —Library Journal