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Evvie Drake Starts Over
出發吧!埃芙維
版本: 精裝304頁  2019 年 6 月 25 日  Ballantine Books出版
內容介紹

全國公共廣播電台(NPR)知名主持人首發浪漫小說《出發吧!埃芙維》(Evvie Drake Starts Over)!榮登紐約時報暢銷榜!


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「浪漫喜劇該有的風趣、貼近生活和一點複雜,它都有了!」——《時人》People


一個失去丈夫的女子,一名失去投球能力的大聯盟選手,失去最重要東西的兩個人,最終能否在彼此身上找到失去的那一塊嗎?


在緬因州一處寂靜的海邊,埃芙維‧德瑞克(Evvie Drake)自從丈夫死於車禍後的那年,便很少踏出她偌大、空蕩蕩的房子一步。鎮上的人包含她的好朋友,安迪(Andy),都認為她是因為失去丈夫太過悲傷,將自己禁錮在房子裡,然而埃芙維對這樣說法也沒有多作解釋。


這時的紐約,前大聯盟投手也是安迪的死黨, 迪恩‧坦尼(Dean Tenney)也正面臨著運動員生涯的夢魘——易普症(YIPS),也稱投球失憶症。 迪恩再也投不出直球,更令他絕望的是找不到原因,加上媒體報導、社會的眼光,如同一場可怕的風暴要摧毀他的生活。就在這時,安迪邀請他來緬因州一住,迪恩欣然接受,認為這是重新開始的最好選擇。


後來迪恩搬進埃芙維後方的公寓,雙方有了一種默契:彼此不過問誰的過去,他不問她的丈夫,她不問他的棒球生涯。然而這樣的「協議」隨著彼此相處漸漸地被打破了……為了再邁前一步,兩人終究得面對那個結,人生啊!不就跟棒球一樣,不到最後一刻誰也說不準輸贏呢。

作者介紹

琳達‧霍姆斯(Linda Holmes)為全國公共廣播電台National Public Radio(簡稱NPR)之流行文化記者、播客Pop Culture Happy Hour的主持人,該播客也在紐約、洛杉磯、華盛頓等地播出,時常見於NPR製作的各式播客節目中。在NPR之前,她為線上《紐約》雜誌(New York magazine)、戲劇、電影評論網Television Without Pity撰寫評論。閒暇時喜歡看喜劇、烤麵包。


作者官網:http://www.thisislindaholmes.com/  

書評

“Holmes writes with an easy warmth about kind people who are trying their best but messing things up anyway. . . . A warm and lovely romance, perfect for readers of Rainbow Rowell and Louise Miller.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


“Evvie Drake Starts Over is a heartwarming rom-com about loss, grief and second chances…. Despite the kernel of sadness rooted at the novel’s core, Evvie Drake Starts Over is a feel-good read that radiates warmth. Holmes nails the balance between romance and humor, with Evvie and Dean’s effortless and truly funny dialogue being a particular strength…. Uplifting and life-affirming, Evvie Drake Starts Over is a perfect choice for fans of Rainbow Rowell and Marian Keyes.”—BookPage (starred review)


“The charm of Holmes’ novel comes not only from a genuine friendship between Evvie and Dean that develops into a sweet romance but also from watching amiable Evvie stumble through the process of finding herself in a realistic way. A warm and funny book that will utterly captivate fans of Abbi Waxman and Taylor Jenkins Reid.”—Booklist (starred review)


“A smart romantic comedy . . . Evvie Drake Starts Over, ripe with amusing wit and charm, skillfully explores regret and longing, friendship, love and forgiveness and the challenges posed by reinvention. Strong characterizations and short, well-plotted scenes are filled with clever banter. . . . Readers will cheer for this richly drawn cast.”—Shelf Awareness


“Holmes’s debut charms, as a young widow and a former Major League pitcher learn to begin again. . . . At times deeply emotional yet sometimes extremely humorous, this is a satisfying crowd-pleaser.”—Publishers Weekly


“If you love well-written characters, quirky towns, and charming, hopeful love stories, this is the perfect book for your next summer read.”—BookReporter


“Charming, hopeful, and gently romantic… Evvie Drake is great company.”—Rainbow Rowell, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eleanor & Park


“A quirky, sweet, and splendid story of a woman coming into her own… Linda Holmes’s voice is lively and warm, the setting of small-town Maine is pitch-perfect, and the character of Evvie Drake is refreshing in her imperfections—an absolute delight.”—Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


“Deeply moving while simultaneously hilarious, Evvie Drake Starts Over is what happens when great writing, complex and charming characters, and a not-quite-what-you-expect ending collide…. Much more than just another romantic comedy.”—Karen White, New York Times bestselling author of Dreams of Falling


“I was utterly charmed—this book shows us that just because you’re broken doesn’t mean you can’t be put back together again. You’ll want to stay cozied up with these delightful, unique, and incredibly human characters long after you turn the last page.”—Doree Shafrir, author of Startup: A Novel and co-host of the Forever35 podcast


“A sweet and sincere grown-up love story... Fans of grounded romance will fall hard for Evvie Drake and Dean Tenney, two broken people who help each other mend... Refreshing and real, with a huge heart. I loved it.”—Georgia Clark, author of The Regulars and The Bucket List


“Evvie Drake Starts Over is a warm, witty, and wonderful romance about the art of creating second chances—or a whole second act. Linda Holmes’s moving, smartly written debut is so engaging, you’ll be tempted to wish Evvie could start over yet again, just for a sequel.”—Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, bestselling authors of The Royal We


“A witty blend of romance and reflection. Holmes’s writing wraps you in the cozy warmth of small-town Maine and delves into the complexities of the human heart.” —Helen Hoag, author of The Kiss Quotient

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