This Close to Okay by Leesa Cross-Smith

This Close to Okay by Leesa Cross-Smith

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    This Close to Okay   by Leesa Cross-Smith

    2021 Hardcover, with dust jacket.  Very gently used, in very good condition.

     

    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.

     

     

     

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