What Comes After Crazy: A Novel

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Three Rivers Press, 2006 - Fiction - 324 pages
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Having grown up as the daughter of Madame Lucille, “Fortune Teller to the Stars,” traveling from town to town, wondering which of the many men her mother brought home would become her next stepfather, Maz Lombard just wants a nice, quiet life. But Maz's soon-to-be-ex-husband, Lenny, recently left for Santa Fe after his very public affair with a fetching young day-care teacher imploded, and her daughter Hope is convinced she's inherited the family “seeing” gene and is scaring her classmates with sťances and dark prophecies.

When Lenny shows up wanting another chance, and Madame Lucille pulls into town with her newest husband, any hope Maz has for a simple, ordinary life goes out the window. But seeing her family in all its complicated, infuriating, and mystifying splendor might be just the thing to help Maz define herself on her own terms and live the life she's always wanted. And what's so crazy about that?

Includes a new essay by the author and a preview chapter of her terrific new novel, A Piece of Normal

Look for the Reader's Group Guide at the back of this book.

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WHAT COMES AFTER CRAZY

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

An easy read, and promising debut novel, about a woman whose "free spirit" of a mother has left her ill-prepared for the practicalities of life as a single parent. Maz Lombard is a mid-30s mom whose ... Read full review

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User Review  - Brandie - LibraryThing

Okay book, quick read. I did like the author's writing and I liked the mix of humor in with all the sdaness/craziness. I would read another one by her because I know her writing is good. This particular plot line just wasn't my thing though! Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Sandi Kahn Shelton is a feature reporter and freelance writer. Her work has appeared in Woman's Day, Family Circle, Salon, Redbook, and Working Mother. The author of three nonfiction books, she has three children and lives in Connecticut.

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