Thursday, March 30, 2017

Colleen Oakley at Writer's Block Bookstore

Writer’s Block Bookstore
124 E. Welbourne Avenue, Winter Park, Florida


Winter Park, FL On Sunday, April 2nd, Writer’s Block Bookstore will host author Colleen Oakley, former Editor in Chief of Women’s Health & Fitness and Senior Editor at Marie Claire. Colleen Oakley will be promoting her latest novel Close Enough to Touch.

Colleen Oakley completely transports the reader into the world of Jubilee Jenkins, a young woman with a rare and incurable medical condition: she is allergic to human touch.

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. “It is filled with real life, real people, and the search for happiness that we all recognize. It is a truly moving story from a rare gem of an author.” – Linda Bond, Auntie’s Bookstore, Spokane WA

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. 

For those who are hoping to pre-order Close Enough to Touch can be directed to the following link:

About Writer's Block Bookstore
A community bookstore in your neighborhood. We have been located off of Park Ave for almost three years and have been bringing your favorite authors into town. We curate our stock based on the community’s wants and needs, but always have the latest releases. We have your favorite book.  

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