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EVVIE DRAKE STARTS OVER

EVVIE DRAKE STARTS OVER
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Publication Date: 
June 25, 2019
Format: 
Hardcover
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ISBN: 
9780525619246
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From the host of NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast comes a 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 "Charming, hopeful, and gently romantic Evvie Drake is great company."--Rainbow Rowell, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eleanor & Park 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 his future When Dean 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, witty, 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 Advance praise for Evvie Drake Starts Over "A quirky, sweet, and splendid story of a woman coming into her own Linda Holmes's voice is lively and warm, the setting of small-town Maine is pitch-perfect, and the character of Evvie Drake is refreshing in her imperfections--an absolute delight."--Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo "Deeply moving while simultaneously hilarious, Evvie Drake Starts Over is what happens when great writing, complex and charming characters, and a not-quite-what-you-expect ending collide Much more than just another romantic comedy."--Karen White, New York Times bestselling author of Dreams of Falling
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