This Close to Okay

This Close to Okay

Author: Leesa Cross-Smith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781538715352

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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A powerful, vibrant novel about the life-changing weekend shared between two strangers, from the award-winning writer Roxane Gay calls "a consummate storyteller."​ On a rainy October night in Kentucky, recently divorced therapist Tallie Clark is on her way home from work when she spots a man precariously standing at the edge of a bridge. Without a second thought, Tallie pulls over and jumps out of the car into the pouring rain. She convinces the man to join her for a cup of coffee, and he eventually agrees to come back to her house, where he finally shares his name: Emmett. Over the course of the emotionally charged weekend that follows, Tallie makes it her mission to provide a safe space for Emmett, though she hesitates to confess that this is also her day job. What she doesn’t realize is that Emmett isn’t the only one who needs healing—and they both are harboring secrets. Alternating between Tallie and Emmett’s perspectives as they inch closer to the truth of what brought Emmett to the bridge’s edge—as well as the hard truths Tallie has been grappling with since her marriage ended—This Close to Okay is an uplifting, cathartic story about chance encounters, hope found in unlikely moments, and the subtle magic of human connection. Book of the Month December Pick Good Housekeeping Book Club February Pick Marie Claire Book Club March Pick Longlisted for the Goodreads Choice Awards Most Anticipated by Elle, Today (according to Goodreads), The Millions, She Reads, and Real Simple Recommended by Refinery29, Shondaland, Oprah Daily, Washington Post, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Electric Literature, Bookriot, Parade, Harper's Bazaar, and more
This Close to Okay
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Leesa Cross-Smith
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-02-02 - Publisher: Hachette UK

A powerful, vibrant novel about the life-changing weekend shared between two strangers, from the award-winning writer Roxane Gay calls "a consummate storyteller."​ On a rainy October night in Kentucky, recently divorced therapist Tallie Clark is on her way home from work when she spots a man precariously standing at the
Half-Blown Rose
Language: en
Pages: 453
Authors: Leesa Cross-Smith
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-05-31 - Publisher: Hachette UK

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So We Can Glow
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Leesa Cross-Smith
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-03-10 - Publisher: Hachette UK

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Goodbye Earl
Language: en
Pages: 0
Authors: Leesa Cross-Smith
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2023 - Publisher:

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Whiskey & Ribbons
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Leesa Cross-Smith
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018 - Publisher:

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