Published by Ballantine Books on May 20, 2014
In her eagerly awaited new novel, beloved New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin 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.
I recently picked up and read The One & Only by Emily Griffin. I received this book in one of my PopSugar boxes that I received this year and did not have a chance to read it until recently. I’m glad that I received this book since I might not have picked up this book otherwise. I did not know who Emily Giffin was but to her accolades she did give Caprice Crane a rather nice review on her most recent book
This book was definitely a chick lit novel that was meant for a light reading at the pool. It was a fun book to read and I highly recommend that you read this if you are looking for a relatively fast read with a little bit of romance tied in. I’ll hopefully have more book reviews coming your way very soon and I still have my fingers crossed that I will have more posts for you in the coming weeks!
See you soon!