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The One & Only (2014)

The One & Only (2014)
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3.06 of 5 Votes: 3
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034554689X (ISBN13: 9780345546890)
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The One & Only (2014)
The One & Only (2014)

About book: In reading the other reviews for the book, I can completely understand how many people might feel confused or conflicted in their feelings towards this book. It doesn't quite "feel" the same as some of Emily Giffin's other novels, and the non-traditional love story was definitely a surprise once I realized that was the direction she was heading. And yet, I really enjoyed this book. I think some of Ms. Giffin's other works are so incredibly conflictual...affairs, infidelity, betrayals...that for me, who sometimes can feel overwhelmed by these intense, controversial, plot lines, I was relieved to have a story that didn't quite hit that level of intensity. I can see how for some, this would be a letdown, but I personally experience enough harsh realism and tragedy through my job, that this book was able to provide enough of an "escape", while STILL being thoughtful,human,and realistic. 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. (from Goodreads)
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mirandageng
Usually I'm a bit Emily Griffin fan, but something about this love story just gave me the willies.
PotterFan824
Emily Griffin writes fluff and it is so fun! Loved this and all of her others!!!
subhamcharles
Ugh
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