DAHLONEGA, Ga. - GeorgiaChron -- ,In small towns all across America, young adults are faced with the growing reality of lack of jobs, ageing communities, and feeling out of place in the only place they've known. Author Juliet Rose addresses these issues in her compelling new novel Do Over. What starts out as a novel about one woman's struggle with mental illness and not belonging, turns into a story of ketamine abuse and redemption in a small, southern beach town.

The story follows Sam Rutliff as she runs from her past and the dissociative disorder she doesn't know she has. She ends up hundreds of miles away in a beach parking lot with a knot on her head and all of her belonging in the back of her car. She stays to start over and finds herself drawn to the inhabitants of the town, especially those in their teens and twenties, struggling with addiction and depression. Through her connection to them, she finds herself and a way to help them out of the abyss they are in.

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Juliet Rose dedicates her writing to bring to light social issues in a familiar and open storytelling format. Her characters are well-defined and relatable and her words will make one consider the world and their place in it.

"Juliet Rose writes well-crafted and vivid prose who creates lasting images of humanity. Her beautifully written characters face the richness of hope and the frailty of dreams. There is so much to admire in Do Over: breathtaking writing and beautiful storytelling. This book is to be more than read. It is to be felt." Clay Anderson, editor, Springer Mountain Press.

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