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Landing - Emma Donoghue
Landing
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Acclaimed Irish author Emma Donoghue's fifth novel, "Landing", is a story about how far people will step outside their comfort zones to be with the ones they love. Told through the eyes of Sile O'Shaughnessy, a cosmopolitan Irish flight attendant, and Jude Turner, a sheltered museum archivist... show more
Acclaimed Irish author Emma Donoghue's fifth novel, "Landing", is a story about how far people will step outside their comfort zones to be with the ones they love. Told through the eyes of Sile O'Shaughnessy, a cosmopolitan Irish flight attendant, and Jude Turner, a sheltered museum archivist from Ireland, Ontario, "Landing" is a touching, if not somewhat repetitive exploration of what we are, and are not, willing to give up for love.

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.  
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Format: papier
ISBN: 015603378X
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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bezweifeln
bezweifeln rated it
4.0 Landing
This story succeeds with the strength of the main characters and the wit and dialogue of the minor characters (In Ireland). Normally I take issue with large age differences in romantic stories and in real life, but I liked Síla so much that the issue faded quickly for me. Around the 4/5's mark in th...
everydayjam
everydayjam rated it
I stopped reading when it became clear there was going to be a happy (sappy) ending. The two main characters were each boring, annoying, and drama-prone in their own special way, and I couldn't stand either one of them. They had absolutely nothing in common except their reciprocal disdain for the ot...
Xdyj's books
Xdyj's books rated it
5.0
It's funny and lighthearted & the writing is quite good.
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