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The Resource Close enough to touch, Colleen Oakley

Close enough to touch, Colleen Oakley

Label
Close enough to touch
Title
Close enough to touch
Statement of responsibility
Colleen Oakley
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
And so begins the story of Jubilee Jenkins, a young woman with a rare and debilitating medical condition: she's allergic to other humans. After a humiliating near-death experience in high school, Jubilee has become a recluse, living the past nine years in the confines of the house her unaffectionate mother left to her when she ran off to remarry. But now, her mother is dead, and without her financial support, Jubilee is forced to leave home and face the world - and the people in it - that she's been hiding from. One of those people is Eric Keegan, a man who just moved into town for work. With a daughter from his failed marriage who is no longer speaking to him, and a brilliant, if psychologically troubled, adopted son, Eric is struggling to figure out how his life got so off-course. Then, one day, he meets a mysterious woman named Jubilee, with a unique condition..
Summary
A 28-year-old recluse with a unique allergy to physical contact with other people is forced to reenter the world after her mother's death, finding friendship with a 10-year-old troubled boy and love with his adoptive father
Theme
Tone
Character
Award
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2017
  • Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2017
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10545305
Cataloging source
NWPL
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Oakley, Colleen
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Recluses
  • Love
  • Rare diseases
Target audience
adult
Label
Close enough to touch, Colleen Oakley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes an excerpt from Before I go
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059694364
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
310 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760294007
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)965540336
Label
Close enough to touch, Colleen Oakley
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes an excerpt from Before I go
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059694364
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
310 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760294007
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)965540336

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