This Close to Okay

This Close to Okay

From the award-winning Southern writer who Roxane Gay calls "a consummate storyteller" comes a cathartic novel about the life-changing weekend shared between two strangers: a therapist and the man she prevents from ending his life.

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 on the side 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. But what she doesn't realize is that he's not the only one who needs healing -- and she's not the only one with 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 in her own life -- This Close to Okay is a vibrant, powerful story of two strangers brought together by wild chance at the moment they needed each other most.

Title:This Close to Okay
Edition Language:English
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  • Leesa

    FIVE FLASHING GOLD STARS BC I THOUGHT IT, I SOLD IT, I WROTE IT, I LOVE IT. This is my second novel, my fourth book. ...

  • Cindy

    I really love stories about two strangers coming together to help one another heal and form a unique connection through their journey. While the writing is lovely, I think the ending could have been s...

  • Michael David

    HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY! December BOTM selection. Tallie Clark, a therapist who is recently divorced, is driving home from work one cold and rainy fall evening when she sees a man standing on the wrong ...

  • Jenny Lawson

    I kept putting off this book because it's got a lot of suicide talk in it and I'm easily pulled into the darkness but I'd heard wonderful things about it (the book...not suicide) and felt mentally str...

  • Michelle

    4.5 rounded upWell, this book was exactly what I needed to close out my January. I was on the struggle bus with pretty much everything I read. I can't even remember the last time I was in a reading sl...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    I LOVED THIS BOOK SO FREAKING MUCH! My emotions are everywhere! I cried! I hurt! I cared a lot ( not like Rosamund Pike cared about elder people in her last movie) I smiled! I hiccuped! I sobbed! But ...

  • mina reads??

    Dnf @ page 52No offense but uhhhh what??? ...

  • Bryn Greenwood

    This is coming in February, with a blurb from me. I recommend, especially if you need something to heal your heart....

  • Larry H

    Wow. Leesa Cross-Smith's upcoming novel, This Close to Okay , is so emotional and thought-provoking.One rainy October night therapist Tallie Clark is driving home from work when she sees a man stan...

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    Well son of a shit ball! I thought this was going to be something different. It wasn’t much for me but it might be more for you 😉Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾...