Friday, September 19

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Rainbow Rowell

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Rainbow Rowell reads from Landline

This event includes a book signing.

Signing Guidelines – Backlist titles by Rainbow Rowell will also be available for purchase and signing at the event.

Purchase the Book – Featured event books will be for sale at the event for 20% off. Thank you for supporting this author series with your purchases.

This event is now Sold Out – visit for more information. Unable to attend? Order the book(s) or pre-order a signed copy from Harvard Book Store. No Brattle Passes.

Harvard Book Store welcomes the New York Times bestselling author of Eleanor & Park and Fangirl, RAINBOW ROWELL, for a reading from her latest novel, Landline, a hilarious, heart-wrenching take on love, marriage, and magic phones.

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 beside the point now.

Maybe that was always beside 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 him to pack up the kids and go 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?


Rainbow Rowell lives in Omaha, Nebraska, with her husband and two sons. She’s also the author ofFangirlEleanor & Park, and Attachments.

Photo credit: Augusten Burroughs