It's 1999 and for the staff of one newspaper office, the internet is still a novelty. By day, two young women, Beth and Jennifer, spend their hours emailing each other, discussing in hilarious detail every aspect of their lives, from love troubles to family dramas. And by night, Lincoln, a shy, lonely IT guy spends his hours reading every exchange.At first their emails offer a welcome diversion, but as Lincoln unwittingly becomes drawn into their lives, the more he reads, the more he finds himself falling for one of them. By the time Lincoln realises just how head-over-heels he really is, it's way too late to introduce himself. What would he say to her 'Hi, I'm the guy who reads your e-mails - and also, I think I love you'.After a series of close encounters, Lincoln decides it's time to muster the courage to follow his heart and find out whether there really is such a thing as love before first-sight.
Rainbow Rowell is a newspaper columnist in Omaha, Nebraska, where she lives with her husband and two sons.
Witty, original and easy to relate to, ATTACHMENTS is an absolute pleasure to read. - HeatA funny, touching portrayal of friendship, loneliness and love in the digital age. - Daily TelegraphHeartwarming, romantic and great fun. - CloserCracking, laugh-out-loud dialogue, characters that feel painfully real, and a sweet premise about love in the information age: if ATTACHMENTS were an e-mail, I'd be forwarding it to my entire list of contacts. - Jodi Picoult