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Close Enough to Touch
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"A witty, inventive, and bittersweet" (Beth Hoffman, New York Times bestselling author) love story for anyone who's ever wanted something—or someone—just out of reach, Close Enough to Touch will delight fans of Jojo Moyes's One Plus One and Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Project.
Can you miss something you never had?

Jubilee Jenkins is no ordinary librarian. With a rare allergy to human touch, any skin-to-skin contact could literally kill her. But after retreating into solitude for nearly ten years, Jubilee's decided to brave the world again, despite the risks. Armed with a pair of gloves, long sleeves, and her trusty bicycle, she finally ventures out the front door—and into her future.

Eric Keegan has troubles of his own. With his daughter from a failed marriage no longer speaking to him, and his brilliant, if psychologically troubled, adopted son attempting telekinesis, Eric's struggling to figure out how his life got so off course, and how to be the dad—and man—he wants to be. So when an encounter over the check-out desk at the local library entangles his life with that of a beautiful—albeit eccentric—woman, he finds himself wanting nothing more than to be near her.

Charming and utterly unique, Close Enough to Touch is "a story that overflows with compassion, humor, and the impulsive need to read just one more chapter until you reach the very satisfying end" (Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times bestselling author).
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Unabridged
Street Date:
03/07/2017
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781508230786
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Colleen Oakley. (2017). Close Enough to Touch. Unabridged Simon & Schuster Audio.

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Colleen Oakley. 2017. Close Enough to Touch. Simon & Schuster Audio.

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Colleen Oakley, Close Enough to Touch. Simon & Schuster Audio, 2017.

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Colleen Oakley. Close Enough to Touch. Unabridged Simon & Schuster Audio, 2017.

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Can you miss something you never had?

Jubilee Jenkins is no ordinary librarian. With a rare allergy to human touch, any skin-to-skin contact could literally kill her. But after retreating into solitude for nearly ten years, Jubilee's decided to brave the world again, despite the risks. Armed with a pair of gloves, long sleeves, and her trusty bicycle, she finally ventures out the front door—and into her future.

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Can you miss something you never had?

Jubilee Jenkins is no ordinary librarian. With a rare allergy to human touch, any skin-to-skin contact could literally kill her. But after retreating into solitude for nearly ten years, Jubilee's decided to brave the world again, despite the risks. Armed with a pair of gloves, long sleeves, and her trusty bicycle, she finally ventures out the front door—and into her future.

Eric Keegan has troubles of his own. With his daughter from a failed marriage no longer speaking to him, and his brilliant, if psychologically troubled, adopted son attempting telekinesis, Eric's struggling to figure out how his life got so off course, and how to be the dad—and man—he wants to be. So when an encounter over the check-out desk at the local library entangles his life with that of a beautiful—albeit eccentric—woman, he finds himself wanting nothing more than to be near her.

Charming and utterly unique, Close Enough to Touch is "a story that overflows with compassion, humor, and the impulsive need to read just one more chapter until you reach the very satisfying end" (Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times bestselling author).
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        Heart wrenching and humorous, Oakley (Before I Go) delivers an out-of-the-ordinary love story with steady quips and endearing characters. Jubilee Jenkins has a rare malady—she’s allergic to human touch. After a kiss leaves her near death in anaphylaxis, Jubilee retreats to her home and doesn’t leave for nine years. When her mother dies, Jubilee’s only source of income dies with her, and she is forced to face her fears head-on. In her new position at the library, she meets handsome Eric and his troubled young son, Aja. Immediately taken with Jubilee, Eric longs to get closer to her, emotionally and physically, but Jubilee keeps him at arm’s length. She’s attracted to him, but she also knows her condition would make a romantic relationship impossible. Jubilee struggles with new opportunities, possibilities, and chances for an ordinary, allergy-controlled existence, and her journey from recluse to recovery is fascinating, aided by supportive and supporting characters.

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      • content: Imagine a world in which you can't be touched. How do you show affection? How do you navigate the day-to-day world around you? This extraordinary audiobook introduces Jubilee Jenkins, a young woman with a rare allergy to other humans. After being reclusive for nearly a decade, Jubilee is forced back into the world to find a job. Following a series of obstacles, she begins work at the local library, and her world changes in unexpected ways. Narrated in alternating chapters by Candace Thaxton as Jubilee and Kirby Heyborne as Eric Keegan, the audiobook explores what it means to express love, how to hope even when it seems impossible, and when to stop hiding and open ourselves to the world around us. K.S.M. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine
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