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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library HOL (Text) 33500013098470 New Checked out 06/24/2020
Detroit Lakes Public Library HOL (Text) 33500013083068 Main Checked out 06/29/2020
Moorhead Public Library HOL (Text) 33500013083050 Main On holds shelf -
Moorhead Public Library HOL (Text) 33500013103684 New Checked out 06/01/2020

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  • ISBN: 9780525619246
  • ISBN: 0525619240
  • Physical Description: 293 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2019]

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Summary, etc.:
"In a small town in Maine, recently widowed Eveleth "Evvie" Drake rarely leaves her house. Everyone in town, including her best friend, Andy, thinks grief keeps her locked inside, and she doesn't correct them. In New York, Dean Tenney, former major-league pitcher and Andy's childhood friend, is struggling with a case of the "yips": he can't throw straight anymore, and he can't figure out why. An invitation from Andy to stay in Maine for a few months seems like the perfect chance to hit the reset button. 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. But before they can find out what might lie ahead, they'll have to wrestle a few demons: the bonds they've broken, the plans they've changed, and the secrets they've kept. They'll need a lot of help, but in life, as in baseball, there's always a chance--right up until the last out"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 April #1
    *Starred Review* The host of NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour introduces an appealing character in Evvie Drake, a recent widow living in small-town coastal Maine. Everyone assumes they understand why she has all but locked herself in her house, but even her best friend, Andy, doesn't know the truth. When Evvie agrees to rent her spare room to Andy's friend Dean, she discovers she is not the only one who's trying to hide from the world. Dean is a former Major League baseball star who's lost his ability to pitch and doesn't want to talk about it any more than Evvie wants to talk about her dead husband. Fighting her way through her guilt and fears won't be easy, but with help from Dean and her close-knit community, Evvie Drake might just make it to the other side. The charm of Holmes' novel comes not only from a genuine friendship turned sweet romance between Evvie and Dean but also from watching amiable Evvie stumble through the process of finding herself. A warm and funny book that will captivate fans of Abbi Waxman and Taylor Jenkins Reid. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Linda Holmes is a pop culture correspondent for National Public Radio and the host of the podcast Pop Culture Happy Hour, which has held sold-out live shows in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, and elsewhere. She appears regularly on NPR&;s radio shows, including Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. Before NPR, she wrote for New York magazine online and for TV Guide, as well as for the influential website Television Without Pity. In her free time, she watches far too many romantic comedies, bakes bread, watches her nephews get taller, and recently knitted her first hat.

Subject: Widows > Fiction.
Baseball players > Fiction.
FICTION / Contemporary Women.
FICTION / Family Life.
FICTION / Humorous.
Genre: Love stories.
Humorous fiction.
Humorous fiction.
Romance fiction.

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