Landline by Rainbow Rowell

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Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost seems besides the point now. 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?

For other novels that explore the idea of alternate realities, check these out:

World War Z by Max Brooks

11/22/63 by Stephen King

Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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