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Inhaltsangabe: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Emily Giffin, the beloved author of such novels as Something Borrowed and Where We Belong, returns with an extraordinary story of love and loyalty?and an unconventional heroine struggling to reconcile both.
Thirty-three-year-old Shea Rigsby has spent her entire life in Walker, Texas?a small college town that lives and dies by football, a passion she unabashedly shares. Raised alongside her best friend, Lucy, the daughter of Walker?s legendary head coach, Clive Carr, Shea was too devoted to her hometown team to leave. Instead she stayed in Walker for college, even taking a job in the university athletic department after graduation, where she has remained for more than a decade.
But when an unexpected tragedy strikes the tight-knit Walker community, Shea?s comfortable world is upended, and she begins to wonder if the life she?s chosen is really enough for her. As she finally gives up her safety net to set out on an unexpected path, Shea discovers unsettling truths about the people and things she has always trusted most?and is forced to confront her deepest desires, fears, and secrets.
Thoughtful, funny, and brilliantly observed, The One & Only is a luminous novel about finding your passion, following your heart, and, most of all, believing in something bigger than yourself . . . the one and only thing that truly makes life worth living.
Praise for The One & Only
?[Giffin?s] protagonists . . . live full, interesting lives outside the purely personal realm?[none] more so than Shea Rigsby, the funny, flawed, but sympathetic central character in . . . The One & Only.? ?The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
?[ The One & Only] is a book you can glide through this summer. Find a shady spot, get a cool drink, and just luxuriate in the joy of a book well written.? ?The Huffington Post
?Giffin knows a thing or two about writing a page turner.? ?Southern Living
?Brace yourself for a tearjerker: A tale of friendship and loyalty in a small, football-crazed Texas town shows how quickly things can change when tragedy challenges all that the characters hold dear.? ?InStyle
? The One & Only is one to read.? ?Associated Press
? Something Borrowed?s author weaves a complex romance.? ?Us Weekly
Praise for Emily Giffin
?Emily Giffin ranks as a grand master. . . . She has traversed the slippery slopes of true love, lost love, marriage, motherhood, betrayal, forgiveness and redemption that have led her to be called ?a modern-day Jane Austen.? ? ?Chicago Sun-Times
?Giffin?s writing is true, smart, and heartfelt.? ?Entertainment Weekly
?A dependably down-to-earth, girlfriendly storyteller.? ?The New York Times
?Giffin?s talent lies in taking relatable situations and injecting enough wit and suspense to make them feel fresh.? ?People
?When it comes to writing stories that resonate with real women, bestselling author Emily Giffin has hit her stride.? ?San Francisco Chronicle
From the Hardcover edition.
The #1 "New York Times" bestselling novel about love, loss, and the ties that bind from the bestselling author of "Where We Belong," "Something Borrowed," and "Baby Proof."
Shea has always lived in the orbit of her best friend Lucy Carr's family. Lucy's parents had been Walker University's prettiest cheerleader and star quarterback, and Lucy's dad went on to become the indomitable and beloved Coach Carr, one of the winning-est coaches in college football. Mrs. Carr was the elegant and kind all-around surrogate mother, fundraiser and therapist for the team. Together they are like local royalty, so even if football weren't a religion in their Texas town, it would still be the center of Lucy's, and by extension, Shea's life. It is practically a foregone conclusion that Shea will marry Lucy's brother Lawton, if Shea can ever break it off for good with Miller, the cutest (and dumbest) guy in Texas. But when Mrs. Carr dies soon after a brief and terrible bout with cancer, it sets off a chain of events that upends Shea's very existence. Written with intelligence, warmth, and wit, "The One and Only" is a luminous novel about the choices we make in life and love, for better or worse, from one of our most beloved writers.