A Rakuten Company

More titles to consider

Shopping Cart



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 & 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.

People who read this also enjoyed

Get a 1 year subscription
for / issue


The One & Only
Average rating
3.2 / 5
Easy and breezy
November 14th, 2014
The book itself kept me interested. During the day I found myself wanting to crack it open and just get a few more pages in. But as I've said, this is my type of book. If you hate stereotypical romantic comedy tropes, this is not the book for you. But if you love them then dive right in. It's a nice book to just curl up with and read for easy access.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
The One & Only
November 9th, 2014
Loved the story, was uninterested in the long drawn out heavy football references as I am not a football fan.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Too much football
August 5th, 2014
I love Emily Griffin's woek but this book was way beyond my football knowledge and way more than I ever wanted to know about football. I felt that it ovwr shadowed the actual story and I would quick read past all the football references. The story is great I hust dont think this one was for me!
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Something new from the author
July 22nd, 2014
All of you who are fans of her other books will enjoy this one - but in an unexpected twist fans of sports focused stories and football will love this too! A very pleasant surprise!
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Not bad
July 11th, 2014
Definitely a book for anyone who loves football. Good description of conflicts within the story among friends and family.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
Not her best work
June 22nd, 2014
Emily has been a favourite author of mine forever but this book was a bit of a let down. Totally predictable from start to finish. Hard to connect with the lead character and not overly likeable.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
The one and only
June 15th, 2014
A good summer read
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review
June 10th, 2014
This book is 80% about football. I never read so much about the game and don't want to again. The characters and story took second place to Giffin's descriptions of the game and it's politics. Boring!
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review

Read This On

You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices:

  • IOS