I mean, if everything is already set in stone, why try? I prefer to think that we’re choosing in every moment what happens next.
A magical phone in this story serves as the mechanism for a bit of time travel and the exploration of choices and consequences. Honestly I had a little trouble finishing this book, but it was my second time through and not a book I’d normally read twice, but I’m on a bit of time/dimension travel and impact of choices reading trail right now and I remembered this book I read years ago. I reread it just now so I could see again how Rowell made the land line phone function in the story. It’s clever.
Also, as I am just wrapping up my 8th winter in Alaska, this quote toward the end of the book made me laugh:
The snow came up to the top of Georgie’s calves. She had to lift her feet high to make any progress. Her ears and eyelids were freezing….she’d never even been able to imagine this much cold before. How could people live someplace that so obviously didn’t want them? All that romance about snow and seasons. You shouldn’t have to make a special effort not to die every time you left your house.