Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event brought to you by Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming books we can’t wait to read.
I read two books by Rainbow Rowell this year, and we have a little wait for the next book, but at least we have a cover and a description to tide us over.
Landline by Rainbow Rowell
Publication Date: July 8, 2014 from St. Martin’s Press
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 besides the point now.
Maybe that was always besides 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 home 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? (source: publisher)
I like that Rainbow writes for both YA and Adult, and that her books are accessible to so many readers. And they are all set in Nebraska, so it would be cool if some of the characters would crossover to other books. Landline, like 2011’s Attachments, is an adult title. It sounds like the main character gets to revisit the past to try to save her marriage. Maybe there’s a magical rotary phone that acts as a time machine! Landline has such a fab cover too- definitely one to pick up in print.
What book are you eagerly anticipating this week?