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Author: Emily Giffin Narrator: Sofia Willingham Publisher: Random House Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2014 ISBN: 9780804127578
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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 and 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A dependably down-to-earth, girl-friendly storyteller.”

    New York Times, praise for the author

  • A page turner. Southern Living
  • The One & Only is one to read. Associated Press
  • Giffin scores again by bringing her discerning understanding of matters of the heart. Family Circle
  • A poignant story about growing up and growing into your own skin. BookPage
     
  • Touching. New York Daily News
     
  • Deep, beautifully written . . . [Emily Giffin’s] latest focuses on a forbidden love of sorts, but in a new setting: a fictional small college town in Texas. Marie Claire
  • Each and every page of this story is entertaining. . . . Giffin is a talented writer who always comes up with a plot that is just a bit different than anything others are writing about. . . . Find a shady spot; get a cool drink, and just luxuriate in the joy of a book well written. The Huffington Post
  • Brace yourself for a tearjerker: A tale of friendship and loyalty in a small, football-crazed Texas town shows how quickly things can change when tragedy challenges all that the characters hold dear . . . [A] page-turner. InStyle
  • [Giffin’s] protagonists . . . live full, interesting lives outside the purely personal realm—no more so than Shea Rigsby, the funny, flawed, but sympathetic central character in the The One & Only. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • In bestseller Giffin’s much-anticipated latest, a young woman’s life is upended when tragedy strikes the football-obsessed Texas town she’s always called home. People
  • To fill your Friday Night Lights void: A tale of die-hard love in a diehard Texas football town from the bestselling author of Something Borrowed. Cosmopolitan
  • Emily Giffin ranks as a grand master. . . . She has traversed the slippery slopes of true love, lost love, marriage, motherhood, betrayal, forgiveness and redemption that have led her to be called ‘a modern-day Jane Austen.’ Chicago Sun-Times
  • Giffin’s writing is true, smart, and heartfelt. Entertainment Weekly
     
  • [Giffin] excels at creating complex characters and quick-to-read stories that ask us to explore what we really want from our lives. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
     
  • A dependably down-to-earth, girlfriendly storyteller. The New York Times
     
  • Giffin’s talent lies in taking relatable situations and injecting enough wit and suspense to make them feel fresh. People
     
  • When it comes to writing stories that resonate with real women, bestselling author Emily Giffin has hit her stride. San Francisco Chronicle
  • “Giffin’s writing is true, smart, and heartfelt.”

    Entertainment Weekly, praise for the author

  • “Emily Giffin ranks as a grand master…She has traversed the slippery slopes of true love, lost love, marriage, motherhood, betrayal, forgiveness, and redemption that have led her to be called ‘a modern-day Jane Austen.’”

    Chicago Sun-Times, praise for the author

  • A #1 New York Times bestseller
  • A USA Today bestseller
  • A Los Angeles Times bestseller

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About the Author

Emily Giffin is the author of several internationally bestselling novels, five of which have made the New York Times bestsellers list, with First Comes Love a #1 New York Times bestseller. She is a graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of Virginia School of Law.

About the Narrator

Sophia Willingham is an audiobook narrator. Her recordings include J. Kenner’s Release Me and Claim Me.