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From the moment Jude and Sile first meet aboard a transatlantic flight, the chemistry between them is undeniable. After a rushed coffee at Heathrow, each woman returns to her own life, yet they are unable to shake the butterflies of that initial encounter. What follows is a long-distance exchange of passionate e-mails, letters, phone calls, and visits, most of which leave Sile and Jude feeling both exhilarated and despondent after each goodbye. Surrounding each heroine is a circle of friends and family members whose romantic struggles and successes highlight the pleasure and pain that often come with falling in love.
Landing is a quick read, and it's easy to become absorbed in this engaging long-distance relationship. Donoghue is skilled at brining out the humanity in each woman, so the sacrifices they both must make to keep their relationship alive never seem forced. And while we may grow tired of the constant late night missives and teary-eyed goodbyes, we find ourselves rooting for this couple, and hoping they will go the distance. --Gisele Toueg --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I love Emma Donoghue's Room, but this book didn't really excite me. I haven't been in a long distance relationship before and couldn't relate.Published 5 months ago by SGBook
I liked everything. It was a well written story. Honestly not much books can end a story like that.
What threw me was the crack and the "occasional black face" which I don't... Read more
Reading lots of categorized "lesbian fiction" these days, and so much of it is poorly constructed and shoddily edited. NOT true here! Read morePublished 6 months ago by pnwTH
Read Hood, then this.
From a serendipitous meeting, to slow simmer of attraction developing into a relationship, and the inevitable decisions that couples have make as things... Read more
I got this book because I really enjoyed Slammerkin and was delighted to find a new (to me) writer. Read morePublished 19 months ago by B. McMahon
Not the same as her other books. Subject matter does not agree with me. A disappointment after "Room". That's all.Published 19 months ago by E. L. Buonanno
This was a relatively good, well written book. I didn't particularly enjoy the plot though and felt that there wasn't really a climax. Read morePublished 21 months ago by dbuyer
I absolutely love this book! Emma Donoghue is one of my favorite writers, and she weaves this story beautifully. Read morePublished on January 10, 2012 by Perseis
Really, I find it hard to express how much I love this novel--and I'm a writer! (Worrisome, right?)
But seriously, this is the kind of love story the 21st century needs... Read more