Bleachers

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Doubleday, 2003 - Fiction - 163 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.

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User Review  - GlennBell - LibraryThing

The story while interesting is rather sad and disappointing. The events could easily have been based real characters. Grisham identifies some truths in life about victories and regret. I mildly recommend this book. Perhaps those interested in football would be best served. Read full review

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Well written and entertaining short story.

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
25
Section 3
43
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About the author (2003)

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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