Landline - Rainbow Rowell


By Rainbow Rowell

  • Release Date: 2014-07-08
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
From 230 Ratings


#1 New York Times bestselling author! A New York Times Best Seller! Goodreads Choice Award Winner for Best Fiction of 2014! An Indie Next Pick!

From New York Times bestselling author of Eleanor & Park and Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell, 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?


  • Nothing Will Be The Same After This

    By TheGabsterFactor
    Everyone, EVERYONE, should read this book. If you need to remember what is most important in life, this book is a beautiful, witty, funny, heart wrenching reminder. I read this book in a day. And though I will be reading it again and again, I wish I could meet and fall in love with Georgie and Neal again. A must read, and a definite promise of love.
  • This will be a great read if you think women shouldn’t have careers

    By ltsk
    I’ve really enjoyed the Rainbow Rowell books I’ve read. They were far from perfect, but they were fun, and she has a knack for creating flawed but compelling characters. I am trying not to be angry right now, but that is my response to this novel. It made me actively angry. The treatment by the husband of his wife, her accepting that sort of treatment as her fault, is NOT okay. (I watched my father do that to my mother, over and over, and destroy any hope of a career or friendship for a brilliant, incredibly talented woman.) The thing with the best friend felt tossed in and contrived, as if the author knew the husband’s behavior was not all right even in the slightest and was trying to justify it. It didn’t work. I loathed this book by the time I’d finished it. I wish it were hard copy, so I could throw it, but my phone doesn’t deserve to be damaged because of an author’s anti-women-having-careers agenda. (“I don’t want to talk about it.” After all of that. Ugh. You a****le. THIS IS NOT OKAY.) I wish I hadn’t spent money on this book. I wish I could unread it, that it wouldn’t be in my brain. It deserves two stars because it is well-written for a novel with such a stomach-churning, twisted, career-women-shaming center, though if it weren’t for that, it’d deserve zero stars. I honestly wish this had never been written.
  • Worth the Read!

    Quick, thought provoking, adventure of the truthful mind.
  • Maybe It's Because I live in LA...

    By FilleFriday
    And am married, am thinking about kids and have a crazy career that keeps me really busy and away from my husband often...but this book hit so close to home there were parts that made me a good way. I read it in two days. I couldn't put it down. Definitely a great read and a solid thought-starter on love and marriage and what it all means.
  • Fluffy fun winter read

    By Autynic
    With this story lacks a in sophistication, it makes up for in an interesting concept. This book is the perfect easy winter time read. It's fluffy and romantic and completely unrealistic, but that's okay because it's an accurate depiction of real life struggles in marriage. Definitely middle of the road but worth the time to read, if you're looking for something simple to enjoy without investing mass quantities of brain power.
  • Ugh!!!!!!!!!

    By Phalen 123
    This is one of the biggest wastes of time I've ever spent. It was like reading something a 12 year old would write, and that's saying something because I really like chick lit.
  • Landline

    By sally in the alley
    This book was so unrealistic it should be a child's fairy tale. It was confusing at first and by the time I realized the phone's story, it was impossible for me to endure the senselessness of it. I just don't quit books but this is one I could have just stopped.
  • Already sure I love it

    By FunmiAde95
    Can't wait till tomorrow for this book! Rainbows always make me smile.
  • Love

    By AceSageyy
    Soo excited to read this!!!! I love your books❤️👌👍