The One & Only

The One & Only

A Novel

Book - 2014
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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.
Publisher: [Toronto] : Doubleday Canada, c2014
ISBN: 9780385680424
Branch Call Number: F GIF NVD
Characteristics: 416 pages ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: One and only

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Mireya777
Jul 13, 2018

I think if the characters had no history, if she wasn't her father-figure growing up, this may have been a less creepy read.

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Rachelpatel
Dec 11, 2017

I agree with most of these posts. Really was not a fan of the storyline or the ending. The whole thing was just too creepy.

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dupuima
Aug 29, 2017

I do not recommend this book to anyone. The story was very disturbing. I always loved Emily's books but I feel like she's hit a brick wall with this one. I did enjoy all of the football references, being a fan of the sport and all.

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drinkycrow
Jul 26, 2017

This was so creepy...a fresh widower, who the main character is basically raised by, who she calls "Coach", and he calls "Girl", fall in love. SO GROSS!!
And he is also the father of her best friend...it is a terrible story where you end up rooting against the characters.

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lhlewka
Jan 18, 2017

Sadly, I found this book quite boring. I have read quite a few of her books and loved them all. This one was not what I expected. It was pretty much all about football, as in the American kind. So if you like football, I think you will really enjoy this book!

shokolit Nov 12, 2016

I've found the story to be somewhat disturbing.

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lynsies
Sep 14, 2016

Love Emily Giffin, but DID NOT love this book, terrible storyline, not something that you'd want to read about. The writing is well done and the book flows well. Skip this one.

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brvsfan10
Mar 27, 2016

This was my favorite Emily Giffin book. I am a huge football fan, so I related a lot to moments in the book. I read the entire thing today; I couldn't put it down!

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ilove2clap
Dec 08, 2015

Loved this one. Page turner for me! I mean it was a pretty messed up "forbidden love" kind of situation so maybe some people are turned off by that.

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Vancekel
Jun 07, 2015

Wow, what a creepy storyline!! I usually enjoy Giffin's books, but ugh! And the creepiness started to become evident early in the book. When it was totally wrong to bring up, at the best friend's mother's funeral. Ugh! Skeezed out.

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