Evvie Drake Starts Over

Evvie Drake Starts Over

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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

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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.

“Evvie Drake Starts Over: A Novel ” is an amazing novel with a beautiful story. Linda Holmes is the author of this novel. The author has a great name in the list of great novelists. This novel has great characters that talk to each other and listen to each other and most importantly respect each other. When they mess up, there are consequences they have to work through. It is sweet, charming and well written for the readers of all ages.

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  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 978-0525619246
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  1. Nilufer Ozmekik

    From the Jim Crow south to the wealthy environment of Brentwood, the story follows two twin sisters as they travel different paths. A small town called Mallard that is not found on any map, known for their light skinned negroes. Not seeing much of a future, when the twins turn sixteen they take off for the big city of New Orleans.

  2. karan

    The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett features black twin sisters, whose skin is so light that they can pass for white. The sisters have always been close, almost like one person, even though they are so different, in personalities. When they are sixteen, they escape their small Louisiana town, to make new lives in New Orleans.

  3. Angela M

    The Vanishing Half , Brit Bennett’s second novel, is powerful and incredibly relevant given the moment our society is in right now.You can escape a town, but you cannot escape blood. Somehow, the Vignes twins believed themselves capable of both.

  4. michelle

    I’m not sure I have words for how excellent this book turned out to be, but terms such as “breathtaking, poignant, and ultimately hopeful” come to mind.

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