Evvie Drake starts over : a novel / Linda Holmes.

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      Summary: "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.
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      HOLMES, L. (Radio talk show host). Evvie Drake starts over : a novel. [s. l.]: Ballantine Books, 2019. ISBN 9780525619246. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.on1055686096&custid=s6224580. Acesso em: 1 dez. 2020.
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      Holmes L (Radio talk show host). Evvie Drake Starts over : A Novel. Ballantine Books; 2019. Accessed December 1, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.on1055686096&custid=s6224580
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      Holmes, L. (Radio talk show host). (2019). Evvie Drake starts over : a novel. Ballantine Books.
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      Holmes, Linda (Radio talk show host). 2019. Evvie Drake Starts over : A Novel. Ballantine Books. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.on1055686096&custid=s6224580.
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      Holmes, L. (Radio talk show host) (2019) Evvie Drake starts over : a novel. Ballantine Books. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.on1055686096&custid=s6224580 (Accessed: 1 December 2020).
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      Holmes, L (Radio talk show host) 2019, Evvie Drake starts over : a novel, Ballantine Books, viewed 1 December 2020, .
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      Holmes, Linda (Radio talk show host). Evvie Drake Starts over : A Novel. Ballantine Books, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.on1055686096&custid=s6224580.
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      Holmes, Linda (Radio talk show host). Evvie Drake Starts over : A Novel. Ballantine Books, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.on1055686096&custid=s6224580.
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      Holmes L (Radio talk show host). Evvie Drake starts over : a novel [Internet]. Ballantine Books; 2019 [cited 2020 Dec 1]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.on1055686096&custid=s6224580


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.

LJ Reviews 2019 February #1

Host of NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast, Holmes tosses out a debut featuring a recently widowed young woman named Eveleth "Evvie" Drake, who remains a recluse in her small Maine town until former major league baseball pitcher Dean Tenney—childhood buddy of Evvie's best friend Andy—moves into the apartment at the back of Evvie's house.

Copyright 2019 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2019 April #5

Holmes's debut charms, as a young widow and a former Major League pitcher learn to begin again. Evvie Drake has spent her whole life in Calcasset, Maine, and doesn't feel as sad about her widowhood as she believe she should—possibly because she was packing up to leave her husband when she got the call about his deadly car accident. Then Dean Tenney, a former New York Yankees pitcher who has inexplicably lost his amazing pitching ability, comes to Maine to retreat from the media, and rents the apartment in Evvie's house. Evvie and Dean grow closer, with the agreement that they not discuss her husband or his failed baseball trajectory. When Dean gets an opportunity to revamp his career with Evvie's support, and she reveals some of the details of her difficult marriage to him, they develop trust and sparks ignite between them. But the future of their relationship depends on their ability to communicate and confide in one another. Believable, flawed characters are at the heart of this novel. At times deeply emotional yet sometimes extremely humorous, This is a satisfying crowd-pleaser. Agent: Sarah Burnes, the Gernert Company. (June)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.