The Resource Evvie Drake Starts Over

Evvie Drake Starts Over

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Evvie Drake Starts Over
Title
Evvie Drake Starts Over
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Linda Holmes
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Language
eng
Summary
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • #ReadWithJenna Book Club Pick as Featured on Today • "Everything a romantic comedy should be: witty, relatable, and a little complicated."—PeopleA heartfelt debut about the unlikely relationship between a young woman who's lost her husband and a major league pitcher who's lost his game.NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR In a sleepy seaside town in Maine, recently widowed Eveleth "Evvie" Drake rarely leaves her large, painfully empty house nearly a year after her husband's death in a car crash. Everyone in town, even her best friend, Andy, thinks grief keeps her locked inside, and Evvie doesn't correct them. Meanwhile, in New York City, Dean Tenney, former Major League pitcher and Andy's childhood best friend, is wrestling with what miserable athletes living out their worst nightmares call the "yips": he can't throw straight anymore, and, even worse, he can't figure out why. As the media storm heats up, an invitation from Andy to stay in Maine seems like the perfect chance to hit the reset button on Dean's future. When he moves into an apartment at the back of Evvie's house, the two make a deal: Dean won't ask about Evvie's late husband, and Evvie won't ask about Dean's baseball career. Rules, though, have a funny way of being broken—and what starts as an unexpected friendship soon turns into something more. To move forward, Evvie and Dean will have to reckon with their pasts—the friendships they've damaged, the secrets they've kept—but in life, as in baseball, there's always a chance—up until the last out. A joyful, hilarious, and hope-filled debut, Evvie Drake Starts Over will have you cheering for the two most unlikely comebacks of the year—and will leave you wanting more from Linda Holmes.Praise for Evvie Drake Starts Over"A quirky, sweet, and splendid story of a woman coming into her own."—Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six "Effortlessly enjoyable . . . [a] pitch-perfect . . . adult love story that is as romantic as it is real."–USA Today"Charming, hopeful, and gently romantic . . . Evvie Drake is great company."—Rainbow Rowell, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eleanor & Park
Summary
Young widow Evvie Drake and major league pitcher Dean Tenney, who has lost his game and needs a chance to reset his life, form an unlikely relationship when Dean moves into an apartment at the back of Evvie's house.
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  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2019.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2019.
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DLC
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Holmes, Linda
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Romance
  • Humor (Fiction)
Target audience
adult
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Evvie Drake Starts Over
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Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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Isbn
9780525619253
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optical disk
Label
Evvie Drake Starts Over
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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9780525619253
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optical disk

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