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A False Sense of Well-Being

A False Sense of Well-Being

(2001)
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"This may be the best first novel I've ever read."
Anne Rivers Siddons


WINNER OF THE GEORGIA AUTHOR OF THE YEAR AWARD FOR FIRST NOVEL

“Braselton's confident first novel is [a] depiction of love on the rocks in the New South that combines small town charm with major league angst. . . . A down-home Proustian recherché search . . . [An] entertaining, rueful account of an apparently ‘normal' marriage.”
- Los Angeles Times

“Simply extraordinary. [This novel] has the wit and modern comedy of Nora Ephron and the literary force of Flannery O'Connor.”
- KAYE GIBBONS
Author of Ellen Foster

At thirty-eight, Jessie Maddox has a comfortable life in Glenville, Georgia, with the most responsible husband in the world. But after the storybook romance, “happily ever after” never came. Now Jessie is left to wonder: Why can't she stop picturing herself as the perfect grieving widow? As Jessie dives headlong into her midlife crisis, she is joined by a colorful cast of eccentrics. There's her best friend Donna, who is having a wild adulterous affair with a younger man; Wanda McNabb, the sweet-natured grandmother who is charged with killing her husband; Jessie's younger sister Ellen, who was born to be a guest on Jerry Springer; their mother, who persistently crosses the dirty words out of library books; and of course the stuffed green headless duck. . . .

When a trip home to the small town of her childhood raises more questions than it answers, Jessie is forced to face the startling truth head-on - and confront the tragedy that has shadowed her heart and shaken her faith in love . . . and the future.

 
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Hardback Editions

December 2001 : USA Hardback
Title: A False Sense of Well Being
Author(s): Jeanne Braselton
ISBN: 0-7838-9642-5 / 978-0-7838-9642-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: G. K. Hall & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

October 2001 : USA Hardback
Title: A False Sense of Well Being
Author(s): Jeanne Braselton
ISBN: 0-345-44311-X / 978-0-345-44311-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Paperback Editions

October 2002 : USA Paperback
Title: A False Sense of Well Being (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
Author(s): Jeanne Braselton
ISBN: 0-345-44312-8 / 978-0-345-44312-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Audio Editions

2006 : USA Audio CD
Title: A False Sense of Well Being [UNABRIDGED] (Audiobook)
Author(s): Jeanne Braselton
ISBN: 1-4025-8860-7 / 978-1-4025-8860-0 (USA edition)
Publisher:
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2002 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: A False Sense of Well Being
Author(s): Jeanne Braselton
ISBN: 0-7887-9645-3 / 978-0-7887-9645-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Book. llc
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

December 2008 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: A False Sense of Well Being (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
Author(s): Jeanne Braselton
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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