Linda Holmes at Anderson's Bookshop
Join Anderson's Bookshop for an event to celebrate "Evvie Drake Starts Over" by NPR's Linda Holmes!
From the host of NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast comes a heartfelt debut about the unlikely relationship between a young woman who's lost her husband and a major league pitcher who's lost his game.
This is a presentation and book signing event. Each ticket includes a copy of the new book and admits one or two people. Copies of "Evvie Drake Starts Over" purchased at other vendors are not permitted in the signing line.
Your ticket number/seat number is your reserved place in the signing line. There are no assigned seats for this event. After the presentation, you will line up in order of that number and then get to meet Linda and have your book signed. This order is not based on when you arrive! Please carefully note the event start time and plan to arrive before that time. We cannot guarantee the length of time that any author will be with us.
Here's what you get with each ticket:
Admittance for one or two people, depending on the ticket type
A copy of "Evvie Drake Starts Over" handed to you when you arrive
A presentation or book talk
A reserved place in the signing line
A photo in the signing line
A personalization (your name in the book)
See you there!
PLEASE NOTE that this event follows the author's and publisher's wishes and may mean limits on photos and the number of signed or personalized books. Anderson's Bookshop is not responsible for changes made by the author to the guidelines prior to or during the event. Your understanding is appreciated.
Tickets are non-refundable. If you miss the event, in order to receive your book you will need to contact us within 30 days of the event.
More about the book:
In a sleepy seaside town in Maine, recently widowed Eveleth "Evvie" Drake rarely leaves her large, painfully empty house nearly a year after her husbands death in a car crash. Everyone in town, even her best friend, Andy, thinks grief keeps her locked inside, and Evvie doesn't correct them.
Meanwhile, in New York City, Dean Tenney, former Major League pitcher and Andy's childhood best friend, is wrestling with what miserable athletes living out their worst nightmares call the yips: he cant throw straight anymore, and, even worse, he cant figure out why. As the media storm heats up, an invitation from Andy to stay in Maine seems like the perfect chance to hit the reset button on Deans future.
When he moves into an apartment at the back of Evvie's house, the two make a deal: Dean wont ask about Evvie's late husband, and Evvie wont 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. To move forward, Evvie and Dean will have to reckon with their pasts - the friendships they've damaged, the secrets they've kept - but in life, as in baseball, there's always a chance - up until the last out.
A joyful, hilarious, and hope-filled debut, "Evvie Drake Starts Over" will have you cheering for the two most unlikely comebacks of the year - and will leave you wanting more from Linda Holmes.
Wentz Concert Hall on the campus of North Central College (View)
171 E. Chicago Ave.
Naperville, IL 60540
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