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The One & Only - A Novel

Emily Giffin

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The beloved author of Something Borrowed and Where We Belong 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 & 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. Praise for The One & Only • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY POPSUGAR "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 t

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The beloved author of Something Borrowed and Where We Belong 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 & 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. Praise for The One & Only • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY POPSUGAR "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 t
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The beloved author of Something Borrowed and Where We Belong 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 & 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. Praise for The One & Only • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY POPSUGAR "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 t

Language:

English

Narrators:

Sofia Willingham

Length:

15h


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:13


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

21:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

36:47


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

28:54


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

12:24


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:43


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:21


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

27:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

20:58


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

25:40


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

22:30


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

20:16


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

19:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

16:39


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

22:26


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:00


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

17:34


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

21:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:22


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

22:57


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:46


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

25:22


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

25:43


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:38


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

21:53


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

28:37


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

30:28


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

38:36


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

14:46


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

33:11


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:34


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

16:18


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:43


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

13:47


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

15:04


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

17:12


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:45


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

25:55


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

34:42


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

20:26


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

13:30


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

12:21


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:43


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

17:12


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:15


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

23:39


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

00:32