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Publisher Comments:

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 its 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 theyre supposed to visit Neals family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she cant go. Shes a TV writer, and somethings 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 doesnt 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 shes finally done it. If shes ruined everything.

That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. Its not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like shes been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts. . . .

Is that what shes supposed to do?

Or would Georgie and Neal be better off if their marriage never happened?

Review:

"Rowell's touching romance has a supernatural twist, a telephonic portal that allows TV comedy writer Georgie to time travel back and forth from the present day to the period before she was married using a vintage rotary-dial telephone. Georgie and her husband, Neal, are struggling in their marriage at the beginning of the book. Georgie forgoes the family Christmas vacation to stay behind for work, while Neal, whose understated irritation is deftly implied by narrator Lowman, takes the planned trip with the kids. When Georgie can't reach Neal, she discovers a magic landline that allows her present-day self to talk to a younger, bachelor version of Neal. Lowman captures the sweetness and vulnerability of their college courtship; there are intimate moments, spoken slowly and seductively, that are lovely and voyeuristic, including the couple's first kiss. When Georgie coos Neal's name, the heat is tangible. Lowman nimbly distinguishes between her women characters, capturing their confidence and quirkiness. Neal's voice can be flat and is less appealing, but he isn't supposed to be as charismatic as Georgie. Fans will enjoy this fresh take on the time warp. A St. Martin's hardcover. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

RAINBOW ROWELL lives in Omaha, Nebraska, with her husband and two sons. She's also the author of Fangirl, Eleanor & Park, and Attachments.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781427239327
Author:
Rowell, Rainbow
Publisher:
MacMillan Audio
Author:
Lowman, Rebecca
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Literature-Contemporary Women
Publication Date:
20140731
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7 CDs, 8 hours
Dimensions:
5.94 x 5.07 x 0.85 in 1 lb

Related Subjects

Audio Books » Fiction and Poetry » General
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » Contemporary Women
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » Family Life
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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Rowell's touching romance has a supernatural twist, a telephonic portal that allows TV comedy writer Georgie to time travel back and forth from the present day to the period before she was married using a vintage rotary-dial telephone. Georgie and her husband, Neal, are struggling in their marriage at the beginning of the book. Georgie forgoes the family Christmas vacation to stay behind for work, while Neal, whose understated irritation is deftly implied by narrator Lowman, takes the planned trip with the kids. When Georgie can't reach Neal, she discovers a magic landline that allows her present-day self to talk to a younger, bachelor version of Neal. Lowman captures the sweetness and vulnerability of their college courtship; there are intimate moments, spoken slowly and seductively, that are lovely and voyeuristic, including the couple's first kiss. When Georgie coos Neal's name, the heat is tangible. Lowman nimbly distinguishes between her women characters, capturing their confidence and quirkiness. Neal's voice can be flat and is less appealing, but he isn't supposed to be as charismatic as Georgie. Fans will enjoy this fresh take on the time warp. A St. Martin's hardcover. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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