After suffering a humiliating and life-threatening encounter in high school, Jubilee becomes a recluse, holing herself up at home for nine years, with only her beloved books as company. When we meet Jubilee, she has just received a call informing her of her mother’s death. No longer receiving her mother’s financial support, Jubilee is forced to leave the comforts of her home and face the outside world and its inhabitants…for the first time in nearly a decade.
CLOSE ENOUGH TO TOUCH is an evocative story—one of love, heartbreak, and the strength of the human character. Readers will be excited to read a unique, modern love story by a writer that we at Gallery Books feel is an American Jojo Moyes.
Colleen Oakley is an Atlanta-based writer and author of the critically acclaimed novel Before I Go. Her articles, essays, and interviews have been featured in the New York Times, Marie Claire, Redbook, Parade and more.