Bleachers (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Mar 16, 2010 - Fiction - 240 pages
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High school all-American Neely Crenshaw was probably the best quarterback ever to play for the legendary Messina Spartans. Fifteen years have gone by since those glory days, and Neely has come home to Messina to bury Coach Eddie Rake, the man who molded the Spartans into an unbeatable football dynasty.

Now, as Coach Rake’s “boys” sit in the bleachers waiting for the dimming field lights to signal his passing, they replay the old games, relive the old glories, and try to decide once and for all whether they love Eddie Rake – or hate him. For Neely Crenshaw, a man who must finally forgive his coach – and himself – before he can get on with his life, the stakes are especially high.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham's The Litigators.
  

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User Review  - Cecilturtle - LibraryThing

I'm not a football fan, so I admit to having glazed over some of the passages which were a little heavy on the jargon. However, I did enjoy the descriptions of small town life, the passion for the ... Read full review

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User Review  - adeej - LibraryThing

This is by no means Grisham's greatest work. The chapters are painfully long. The story-line may be of interest to those who are keen followers of American football or small-town America. A certain ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
49
Section 3
117
Section 4
153
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JOHN GRISHAM played (at times) quarterback for the Chargers of Southaven High School, Southaven, Mississippi. He was not an All-American.


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