Attachments follows IT nerd Lincoln whose job it is to monitor the email communications in his office. (Which reminds me...must stop using my work email for personal conversations...). Through the course of monitoring emails between two friends/co-workers, the reader is taken inside the personal lives of Beth and Jennifer, where they're dealing with the day-to-day decisions we all make and might not seem that interesting - until they're seen through the eyes of another person. Oh, and Lincoln falls in love with one of them. Based solely on those emails.
What captured me about Attachments was not only the easy writing style and Nebraska references (if you're from there, like I am, you'll get a kick out them too), but the way Rowell made everyday life sparkle. The friendship between Jennifer and Beth rings incredibly true, especially when that co-worker layer is added into the mix. Lincoln is a man going through a metamorphosis, in a way that's not only inspiring but very relatable. And the improbability of a romance actually going anywhere when it starts out with one person monitoring the others' email? Put it all together and you've got one helluva read.