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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

Born in Dublin, Ireland, in October 1969, Emma Donoghue is the youngest of eight children of Frances and Denis Donoghue (the literary critic). She attended Catholic convent schools in Dublin, apart from one eye-opening 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 (unfortunately, without learning to actually speak French). She moved to England, and in 1997 received her PhD (on the concept of friendship between men and women in eighteenth-century English fiction) from the University of Cambridge. From the age of 23, she has earned her living as a writer, and has been lucky enough to never have an 'honest job' since she was sacked after a single summer month as a chambermaid. After years of commuting ...

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