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Landing by Emma Donoghue
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  • Published in USA  May 2007
    324 pages
    Genre: Novels

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A delightful, old-fashioned love story with a uniquely twenty-first-century twist, Landing is a romantic comedy that explores the pleasures and sorrows of long-distance relationships—the kind millions of us now maintain mostly by plane, phone, and Internet.

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"There's a lot to like here, but nothing to really love." - PW.

"Despite its lesbian protagonists, and twenty-first-century trappings of e-mail, global travel, and cell phones, this remains an old-fashioned love story about compromise and growth." - Booklist.

"Though the ending is somewhat predictable, the story succeeds as a light romance." - Library Journal.

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Emma Donoghue Author Biography

Emma Donoghue is an award-winning Irish writer who lives in Canada. At 38, she has published seven novels, three books of short stories, two works of literary history, two anthologies and two plays.

Born in Dublin, Ireland, on 24 October 1969, Emma is the youngest of eight children of Frances and Denis Donoghue. She attended Catholic convent schools in Dublin, apart from one year in New York at the age of ten. In 1990 she earned a first-class honours BA in English and French from University College Dublin, and in 1997 a PhD (on the concept of friendship between men and women in eighteenth-century English fiction) from the University of Cambridge. Since the age of 23, Donoghue has earned her living as a full-time writer. After years of commuting between England, Ireland, and Canada, in ...

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