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Landing: A Novel Kindle Edition
Síle is a stylish citizen of the new Dublin, a veteran flight attendant who’s traveled the world. Jude is a twenty-five-year-old archivist, stubbornly attached to Ireland, Ontario, the tiny town in which she was born and raised. When Jude meets Síle on her first transatlantic plane trip, the spark between them is instant.
After a coffee shared at Heathrow Airport, both women return to their lives—but neither can forget their encounter. Over the next year, Jude and Síle connect through emails, phone calls, letters, and the occasional visit. But no matter how passionate, every long-distance relationship comes to a crossroads, because you can’t have a happily ever after when the one you love is a world apart . . .
“[Donoghue] explores with a light, sure touch the subject of desire across distances of various kinds: generational, cultural, even spiritual.” —The New York Times Book Review
“[A] charming tale.” —Kirkus Reviews
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 alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B003WUYPS8
- Publisher : Mariner Books; First edition (September 8, 2008)
- Publication date : September 8, 2008
- Language : English
- File size : 1073 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 341 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #829,402 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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However, I did have one problem with this book. I gave this story 4 stars because I was disappointed and put off by some of the anti-American comments from the characters. I didn't understand why these sentiments were there...none of the characters are American. None of the characters want to live in the United States, or have any ties or interests in the Unites States. I didn't know what purpose the anti-American comments served.
Reading a lot of reviews that she only mostly writes historical novels, i could not bring myself to try another one.
But i read a few pages of "Landing" and was hooked enough to buy it and finished it in one go. She is one of the few who writers who believes the readers intelligent enough to understand the simple stuff. It is not all fantastic romance as most of the other so called "lesbian" authors would like us to believe.
The goodness, the hurt, the pain, the willingness to try, the fight, the understanding and most of all the love between the two lead characters and their friends are believable.
I still have a wonderful feeling 5 days after reading this book.
What threw me was the crack and the "occasional black face" which I don't get what that means exactly but I read on. I like how their sex life was not in detail but it would have been a winner. Hence, I love stories to be real in every aspect not only what's going on in the characters lives.
I've been reading many books that fall under the Lesbian tag and this one was the best other than all the weird happenings I mentioned above.
It was amazing how in character everyone stayed [Jael]. I found it interesting that Jude was more adult-like or mature than Sile at times.
A book you can count on and get the necessary fill that a book only like this can achieve.
I would recommend it, although the ebook version has some distracting typos, including some weird mixing of currency symbols and randomly spelling the character Síle's name as "Site" in some instances. Could really use some proofreading...
Top reviews from other countries
This is written from experience - Donoghue says it took her some time to turn autobiographical material into dramatic form. She's still in Canada!