From the host of NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast comes a New York Times bestselling 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 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.
Story Locale: Maine PGW Spring 2019 Omnibus
Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books, June 2019
Product Dimensions: 9.6 L × 6.4 W × 1.1 H
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