The former Omaha World-Herald columnist Rainbow Rowell, who is becoming better known the more she writes novels, will be reading from her latest beginning at 6:30 p.m. today in Omaha, according to the web site of the Bookworm bookstore in Omaha (www.bookwormomaha.com).
According to Rowell's social media (www.rainbowrowell.com/blog/), as of about 4 p.m. today 140 would be attending the "local launch" of "Landline," and signed copies will be available. Rowell also indicates that signed copies of all of her books are available through the Bookworm, 8702 Pacific Street in Omaha, which she calls "my hometown bookstore."
"Landline," published earlier this summer, with reviews and articles appearing in Time, USA Today, Slate, and in major newspapers in Chicago, New York City and Boston, is about a couple that hopefully can keep their marriage strong via use of a landline telephone. Rowell has commented recently about difficulties of communicating with mobile telephones compared to the landlines of recent history.
Rowell's previous book is the young-adult novel "Eleanor & Park," and her first two novels were "Attachments" and "Fangirl."
Rowell is also scheduled to appear Sept. 13 at the downtown Omaha Public Library for the Omaha Lit Fest, on a 2 p.m. panel about "exploring the past through music." She indicates on her web site that she has recently been reading "The Swan Gondola," the most recent novel of Timothy Schaffert, founder of the Omaha Lit Fest.