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Random House Publishing Group, 2011 - Fiction - 229 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 life, the stakes are especially high.

 

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Over the course of the last few years I’ve come to the realization that I mostly don’t review fiction titles. They rarely stick with me in the way non-fiction titles do. However, this one is one of ... Read full review

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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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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
12
Section 3
35
Section 4
61
Section 5
85
Section 6
104
Section 7
106
Section 8
138
Section 10
162
Section 11
165
Section 12
171
Section 13
172
Section 14
191
Section 15
193
Section 16
217
Copyright

Section 9
147

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About the author (2011)

John Grisham is the author of twenty-three novels, including, most recently, The Litigators; one work of nonfiction, a collection of stories, and a novel for young readers. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Mississippi Innocence Project at the University of Mississippi School of Law. He lives in Virginia and Mississippi.

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