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A New Novel that Shares an Inside Look at a Chance Encounter

With Author Leesa Cross-Smith
Posted at 11:24 AM, Feb 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-17 12:10:50-05

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.

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.

Author Leesa Cross-Smith just completed her second novel, and her fourth book This Close to Okay. She joins us to share her inspiration behind the thrilling new novel and how even in dark times she fights to add light into her life, and her work.

You can grab a copy of Leesa Cross-Smith's new book This Close to Okay from Boswell Books by clicking here, or at your favorite book retailer!