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Wednesday Readers

Meeting information for the Wednesday Readers Book Group.

Our next meeting will be on
Monday, August 10th at 7:00 p.m. 
in the Community Room

Evvie Drake Starts Over


Copies of Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes will be available at the Circulation Desk prior to the meeting date. For more information about this group, contact Jill Hansen-Aune at the Reference Desk; 231-928-0256 or via email at jeha@fremontlibrary.net.

From the back cover:
In a sleepy seaside town in Maine, recently widowed Eveleth “Evvie” Drake rarely leaves her large, painfully empty house nearly a year after her husband’s 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 can’t throw straight anymore, and, even worse, he can’t 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 Dean’s future.

When he moves into an apartment at the back of Evvie’s house, the two make a deal: Dean won’t ask about Evvie’s late husband, and Evvie won’t 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.

Past Book Group Selections
July 2020 - Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
June 2020 - Choose your own book that takes place in another time
May 2020 - Choose your own middle-grade novel
April 2020 - What the Eyes Don't See by Mona Hanna-Attisha
March 2020 - Founding Mothers by Cokie Roberts
February 2020 - Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini
January 2020 - Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier
December 2019 - An Amish Christmas by Cynthia Keller
November 2019 - Mango Rash by Nan Sanders Pokerwinski
September 2019 - The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
August 2019 - The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
July 2019 - The Martian by Andy Weir
June 2019 - Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
May 2019 - Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
April 2019 - Poetry by Gwen Frostic
March 2019 - Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson
February 2019 - The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
December 2018 - Truce by Jim Murphy
November 2018 - The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson and A Star for Mrs. Blake by April Smith
September 2018 - Dear Bully: 70 Authors Tell Their Stories
August 2018 - The Troubled Man by Henning Mankell
July 2018 - The Snowman by Jo Nesbo
June 2018 - Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg
May 2018 - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
April 2018 - The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
March 2018 - A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
February 2018 - X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz
January 2018 - The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
December 2017 - Gingerbread Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke
November 2017 - 11/22/63 by Stephen King
September 2017 - The Turner House by Angela Flournoy
August 2017 - Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
July 2017 - Wonder by R.J. Palacio
June 2017 - The Blind Side by Michael Lewis
May 2017 - All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani
April 2017 - Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
March 2017 - Betrayal by John Lescroart
February 2017 - Outlander by Diana Gabaldon