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ISBN13: 9780525951988
ISBN10: 0525951989
Condition: Student Owned
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"Attachments is so perfectly engaging, so sly, and so funny I read it all in one sitting, then went back and read my favorite scenes a second time...I hope Rowell never stops writing."

-Haven Kimmel

Beth and Jennifer know their company monitors their office e-mail. But the women still spend all day sending each other messages, gossiping about their coworkers at the newspaper and baring their personal lives like an open book. Jennifer tells Beth everything she can't seem to tell her husband about her anxieties over starting a family. And Beth tells Jennifer everything, period.

When Lincoln applied to be an Internet security officer, he hardly imagined he'd be sifting through other people's inboxes like some sort of electronic Peeping Tom. Lincoln is supposed to turn people in for misusing company e-mail, but he can't quite bring himself to crack down on Beth and Jennifer. He can't help but be entertained-and captivated- by their stories.

But by the time Lincoln realizes he's falling for Beth, it's way too late for him to ever introduce himself. What would he say to her? "Hi, I'm the guy who reads your e-mail, and also, I love you." After a series of close encounters and missed connections, Lincoln decides it's time to muster the courage to follow his heart . . . even if he can't see exactly where it's leading him.

Written with whip-smart precision and charm, Attachments is a strikingly clever and deeply romantic debut about falling in love with the person who makes you feel like the best version of yourself. Even if it's someone you've never met.

Review:

"In sweet, silly, and incredibly long digital missives, best newsroom pals Beth and Jennifer trade gossip over their romances — Beth with her marriage-phobic boyfriend, Chris, and Jennifer with her baby-mania-stricken husband, Mitch. What they don't know is that the newly hired computer guy, Lincoln, an Internet security officer charged with weeding out all things unnecessary or pornographic, is reading their messages. But lonely Lincoln lets the gals slide on their inappropriate office mail and gets hooked on their soapy dalliances, falling head over heels for the unlucky-in-love Beth. Debut novelist and real-life newspaper columnist Rowell has the smarts for this You've Got Mail — like tale of missed connections, but what doesn't work so well is the firewall between the traditional narrative reserved for Lincoln's emergence from shy guy to Beth's guy, and heroines who are confined to the e-epistolary format. Despite the structural problems, there's enough heart and humor to save these likable characters from the recycle bin. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

"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 is a columnist for the Omaha World-Herald.

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WVgirl90, August 2, 2013 (view all comments by WVgirl90)
I am in love with this book! I cried happy messy tears, and re-read the ending 3 times. One of those books that makes you ignore your family, your housework, and anything else that's competing with your attention. Love!
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Alanna, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by Alanna)
A fresh, funny and engaging read, Attachments is now among my new favorites. The novel follows two separate stories that begin to intertwine as the book goes along. Beth and Jennifer, best friends and coworkers, complain about life and love through their work email, which they know is monitored. What they don't know is that the montior, Lincoln, is reading their every word and following their story as if he were actually a part of it. What follows is a smart, delightful read that has stayed with me throughout the year. Read this now!
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Michelle George, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by Michelle George)
I can't believe that more people haven't read or heard of this book. I loved all of the main characters; the banter between Jennifer and Beth is funny and charming, in the way that you are with your friends on your best days. I fell in love, and identified with, Lincoln. In fact, I can identify with every character in the book in either a funny or cringing way. I could not put the book down once I started. I read it through in one day, then had to go back and read over it again, and raved about it to everyone.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780525951988
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Rowell, Rainbow
Publisher:
Plume
Subject:
Romance - Contemporary
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20120327
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.29 x 6.3 x 1.18 in 1.16 lb
Age Level:
18-17

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Product details 336 pages Dutton Books - English 9780525951988 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In sweet, silly, and incredibly long digital missives, best newsroom pals Beth and Jennifer trade gossip over their romances — Beth with her marriage-phobic boyfriend, Chris, and Jennifer with her baby-mania-stricken husband, Mitch. What they don't know is that the newly hired computer guy, Lincoln, an Internet security officer charged with weeding out all things unnecessary or pornographic, is reading their messages. But lonely Lincoln lets the gals slide on their inappropriate office mail and gets hooked on their soapy dalliances, falling head over heels for the unlucky-in-love Beth. Debut novelist and real-life newspaper columnist Rowell has the smarts for this You've Got Mail — like tale of missed connections, but what doesn't work so well is the firewall between the traditional narrative reserved for Lincoln's emergence from shy guy to Beth's guy, and heroines who are confined to the e-epistolary format. Despite the structural problems, there's enough heart and humor to save these likable characters from the recycle bin. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by ,

"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 . . . ?

 

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