Parnassus Books is thrilled to offer our customers the opportunity to pre-order signed and/or personalized copies of Oh Love, Come Close by Lindsey Frazier. Oh Love, Come Close will be published on Tuesday, January 31st, 2023.
All pre-orders for Oh Love, Come Close from Parnassus Books can be signed or personalized by Lindsey Frazier at no additional charge. The first 50 pre-orders from Parnassus will also include a free art print! If you would like your book personalized, please include the name to whom you would like your book personalized in the comments section of your order. The deadline for pre-orders is Monday, January 30th, 2023.
More about Oh Love, Come Close
From debut author Lindsey Frazier comes a raw and honest memoir about identity, overcoming trauma, and the sheer beauty that can be found in life if we open ourselves up to love.
"I can't do this anymore," Lindsey Frazier says to her husband, moments after throwing her wedding ring across the room. It's here that her memoir Oh Love, Come Close begins, just one week after her wedding day.
Volatile, unpredictable, and emotionally charged, Frazier finds that the primary emotion she's experiencing during the so-called honeymoon phase of marriage isn't happiness or joy--it's loss. She can't shake the feeling that a part of her died the day she got married. When she finally faces her past, she discovers pieces of herself--of her own identity--that she never previously dared to acknowledge. After her husband's desperate pleas, she agrees to seek the help needed to navigate the murky waters that lie ahead, not just to save her marriage but to save herself. In doing so, she uncovers deep fears and unhealed traumas, the grief and losses that caused her to flee her hometown and distance herself from it all.
Oh Love, Come Close explores the emotional wounds that fragmented a woman's identity, and the retracing of steps needed to pick up the pieces left behind--her sexuality, spirituality, fidelity, and a complicated past. Frazier unearths her buried wounds and finds that in order to fully live, to fully love and be loved, she has to reclaim all the pieces of herself, no matter how painful they might be.
This searing memoir is at once vivid and dreamlike, and Frazier's arresting prose will draw readers deeply into this intimate narrative.
More about Lindsey Frazier
Lindsey Frazier is an author, a poet, and an advocate. She has spent the last decade of her life advocating for those on the margins, from her work in a day center for the homeless to becoming a certified Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and a Victims of Violent Crime Assistant in the local prosecutors' office. Her conviction to embrace others through an active love is what keeps her awake at night. Her poetry has been in Nashville Poets Quarterly and The Fold. In 2021 she won AAF Nashville's Co-Copywriter of the Year for a piece titled "Create More" that she co-authored with her husband, Jonathan. Lindsey lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, with her husband and their three children. Oh Love, Come Close is her first book.