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Single-mom Kik Marcheson is doing the best she can. But effort doesn't seem to count for much in the parenting department.

Her oldest daughter, Doone, is swimming in the deep end of adolescence. Casey, the middle-child slash good-girl is fraying along the edges and Tess, a quirky kindergartner, has installed an imaginary playmate in the family abode.

When Doone falls in with the wrong crowd, a TV therapist offers to help. And things do start to look up. But only for a while.

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Should family therapy be a spectator sport?  

- 2014 USA Best Book Award Literary Fiction Finalist -

On the ballot for Teen Choice Book of the Year Close, a novel of family and suspense. Single mom Kik Marcheson is doing the best she can ― but effort doesn’t seem to count for much in the parenting department. Her oldest daughter is swimming in the deep end of adolescence; the middle-child slash good-girl is fraying along the edges; and the baby, a quirky kindergartner, has befriended an imaginary playmate. When a TV therapist offers help, they take it. And then things go from bad to terrifying.

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"Raskin easily balances humor and drama in this novel about parenting, reality TV, and family."
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"Author Erika Raskin's ability to deftly blend humor and drama into a relentlessly entertaining novel that holds the reader's rapt attention from beginning to end without letup is truly impressive!"Midwest Book Review 

Close is one of the books "...that caught our eye --- and that we thought should catch yours as well."
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Raskin pulls "...you directly into the heart of this messy, endearing family. It's an accelerating story of entwined love and dread, and it left me breathless."
Janis Jaquith
Commentator, Virginia Public Radio

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"...a poignant and edgy story of a divorced-family dynamic through complex characters and the real life struggles of parenting and adolescence..."
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