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Close Enough to Touch

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Close Enough to Touch

From the author of BEFORE I GO comes an evocative, poignant and heartrending exploration of the power and possibilities of the human heart, perfect for fans of the emotional novels of Jojo Moyes and Jodi Picoult.

Jubilee Jenkins has a rare condition: she’s allergic to human touch. After a nearly fatal accident, she became reclusive, living in the confines of her home for nine years. But after her mother dies, Jubilee is forced to face the world --- and the people in it --- that she’s been hiding from.

Jubilee finds safe haven at her local library where she gets a job. It’s there she meets Eric Keegan, a divorced man who recently moved to town with his brilliant, troubled, adopted son. Eric is struggling to figure out how to be the dad --- and man --- he wants so desperately to be. Jubilee is unlike anyone he has ever met, yet he can't understand why she keeps him at arm's length. So Eric sets out to convince Jubilee to open herself and her heart to everything life can offer, setting into motion the most unlikely love story of the year.

Close Enough to Touch
by Colleen Oakley

  • Publication Date: March 7, 2017
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Gallery Books
  • ISBN-10: 1501139266
  • ISBN-13: 9781501139260