On Sale: June 25, 2019
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Women's Fiction Contemporary
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.
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.
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