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by Rainbow Rowell
Nobody would ever describe Neal as fully animated. Or expressive. His thoughts didn’t play across his face like light on water. Which meant Georgie cataloged every flinch, every flick of his eyes, and tried to figure out what they meant. This seemed like a great way to spend the rest of her life.
Georgie wasn’t better off. Even if Neal was right–even if they’d never make it work together, even if they were fundamentally wrong for each other–she still wasn’t better of without him. (Even if your heart is broken and attacking you, you’re still not better off without it.)
Why is this quote fantastic?
I literally have too many amazing quotes that I loved in Landline, it was hard to narrow those into these three. But I didn’t want to spoil the story much for you guys if you haven’t read it yet. I just really, really love how Rainbow writes! Her words hit you right in the heart!
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?
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