Close Enough to Touch

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Author(s): Colleen Oakley
Original Publish Date: Mar 07, 2017
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (11.63 hours)
Product Number: Z100136341
Released: Feb 12, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781508230786
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Description

A "heart-wrenching and humorous" (Publishers Weekly) love story for anyone who's ever wanted something—or someone—just out of reach, Colleen Oakley's 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 so desperately 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. A "heart-wrenching and humorous" (Publishers Weekly) love story for anyone who's ever wanted something—or someone—just out of reach, Colleen Oakley's Close Enough to Touch will delight fans of Jojo Moyes's One Plus One and Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Project.

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eBook
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Author(s): Colleen Oakley
Product Number EB00674345
Released: Mar 07, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Gallery Books
ISBN: #9781501139284

Professional reviews

"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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