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ISBN13: 9780452297548
ISBN10: 0452297540
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"Hi, I'm the guy who reads your e-mail, and also, I love you . . . "

From the award-winning author of Eleanor and Park, Fangirl, and Landline comes a hilarious and heartfelt novel about love in the workplace.

Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder know that somebody is monitoring their work e-mail. (Everybody in the newsroom knows. It's company policy.) But they can't quite bring themselves to take it seriously. They go on sending each other endless and endlessly hilarious e-mails, discussing every aspect of their personal lives.

Meanwhile, Lincoln O'Neill can't believe this is his job now- reading other people's e-mail. When he applied to be "internet security officer," he pictured himself building firewalls and crushing hackers- not writing up a report every time a sports reporter forwards a dirty joke.

When Lincoln comes across Beth's and Jennifer's messages, he knows he should turn them in. But he can't help being entertained-and captivated-by their stories.

By the time Lincoln realizes he's falling for Beth, it's way too late to introduce himself.

What would he say . . . ?


About the Author

Rainbow Rowell, author of Elanor and Park, is a columnist at The Omaha World-Herald, where she writes about pop culture and lifestyles. She lives in Nebraska with her family.

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The Loopy Librarian, July 12, 2015 (view all comments by The Loopy Librarian)
It’s official! Rainbow Rowell has become my go-to author when I want witty, quirky and nostalgic stories. Her writing style is clever, including unique and surprising metaphors that are infinitely quotable. Attachments, her debut novel, perfectly captures the twenty-something years when people are trying to find their footing as adults. Her characters are ones that I wanted to meet after work and hang with in order to enjoy whip-smart conversation and share a laugh or two. The year is 1999, and the featured event is the non-event of Y2K. The humor of all the drama surrounding that anticlimactic point in history was well mined. The story was impossibly romantic although occasionally frustrating due to the inability of the two main characters to make a move for so long (resulting in some drag in the middle of the book). What drove this book was not so much the plot as it was the dialogue (largely via email) and the relationships. While some authors seek to give us ideal lovers in fantasy locals under unlikely conditions, Rowell celebrates romance in all its awkwardness and humor between the average oddball in worlds we can all recognize.
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The Lost Entwife, March 9, 2014 (view all comments by The Lost Entwife)
I have a confession to make. I've been a Rainbow Rowell fangirl for about a year and I just finished reading a book by her. As in, I've been drooling and eyeing my copy of Eleanor and Park since March 2013 but never dove in, never picked it up even. I wanted to read it. I was dying to read it. But I was afraid to. So, instead, I semi-stalked Rainbow Rowell. It wasn't until Attachments landed in my hands (and, coincidentally, it being her first novel published, I couldn't resist starting there) that I finally made the leap to establish contact with her writing.

I don't normally review authors. I think that there is a difference between an author and what they write. I would never judge an author by a horrible character they put to paper, and so I would never judge an author by a perfect one either. But there's just something about Rainbow Rowell. First, her name is Rainbow and she also has that alliteration thing going for her. Second, she lives in Omaha, NE - the place where I spent the first 17 years of my life (54th and Farnam, heck yeah). Third, she has an active Twitter account where I have engaged with her several times. I read about her in interviews, on Wikipedia, on blurbs and other blogs... so basically, right now I'm the Lincoln of our "relationship."

And now, I've reached out and said hello with a book that reminds me so much of this "relationship" that I couldn't help but laugh out loud at it. (Please, Ms. Rowell, if you are reading this I'm really not creepy. I just really enjoy the above-mentioned things and the relationship is totally a not-creepy-at-all thing. Still, if you ever come to Hawai'i I'd love to meet up for pupus!)

So let's talk Attachments. Part e-mail exchange between two co-workers (Jennifer and Beth) and part the story of Lincoln, an IT guy who reads those emails because they keep getting flagged and showing up on his computer as a result, this is probably one of the most quirky, true-to-life, adorable romance contemporary stories I've read. I know gals like Jennifer and Beth and I am, as I stated earlier, remarkably similar to Lincoln (computer geek, loves D&D, adored the references to the 90's and I worked with computers during the Y2K "crisis"). I completely sympathized with the guy and loved getting to know Jennifer and Beth right along with him.

Rowell writes with a very real voice. Every character had such personality they leaped off the page for me. Yet, there were tender moments too that had me choking back a bit of tears and appreciating the tact and delicate touch the situations were treated with. I'm glad to know that my faith in an author I had yet to read paid off like this and I definitely think starting with Attachments was the right way to go for me. Check it out - you won't be disappointed.
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Rowell, Rainbow
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Romance - Contemporary
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