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by Jeanne Braselton

Category: Humor and Satire
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Jeanne Braselton
ISBN: 034544311X
ISBN13: 978-0345443113
Language: English
Publisher: Ballantine Books; 1st edition (October 2, 2001)
Pages: 352
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A False Sense of Well-Being has the wit and modern comedy of Nora Ephron and the literary force of Flannery O'Connor.

Jeanne Braselton weaves these potent themes into a funny, poignant, utterly engaging story of a woman at the crossroads-and the unforgettable journey she must take to get back home. A False Sense of Well-Being has the wit and modern comedy of Nora Ephron and the literary force of Flannery O'Connor. Lee Smith, author of Saving Grace. I thoroughly and absolutely loved this novel.

Jeanne Braselton (1962–2003) was the acclaimed author of A False Sense of Well Being and The Other . Gibbons has said: "In book table lines, lots of people tell me they’re writing, but I’ve believed only Jeanne Braselton and Charles Frazier.

Jeanne Braselton (1962–2003) was the acclaimed author of A False Sense of Well Being and The Other Side of Air. Born and raised in Georgia, she was the adopted daughter of a poet who was designated chief of the Cherokee Nation. Whil. ore about Jeanne Braselton.

Jessie is the one telling her story and the plots of Madame Bovary and A False Sense of Well Being. The novel uses passages from The Book of Common Prayer to introduce certain chapters.

Jessie is the one telling her story. Consider reading Gustave Flaubert's classic novel Madame Bovary, and discuss the similarities and the differences between the characters and the plots of Madame Bovary and A False Sense of Well Being.

A False Sense of Well Be. .has been added to your Cart. Jeanne Braselton's brilliance is her capacity to mold such serious subject material into a quiet, generous and sensitive novel, one which possesses not only insights into the marital experience, but wry humor, quixotic characters and an ironic view of women's rebellion against loveless relationships. For any couple who "spend their days moving around within the institution of marriage like the planets orbiting the sun," Braselton's novel will read with the ring of truth.

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WINNER OF THE GEORGIA AUTHOR OF THE YEAR AWARD FOR FIRST NOVEL "Braselton's confident first novel is depiction of love on the rocks in the New South that combines small town charm with major league angst.

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“I was married eleven years before I started imagining how different life could be if my husband were dead. . . .”At thirty-eight, Jessie Maddox subscribes to House Beautiful, Southern Living, even Psychology Today. She has a comfortable life in Glenville, Georgia, with Turner, the most reliable, responsible husband in the world. But after the storybook romance, “happily ever after” never came. Now the housewife who once wanted to be Martha Stewart before there was a Martha Stewart is left to wonder: Where did the marriage go wrong? Why can’t she stop picturing herself as the perfect grieving widow?As Jessie dives headlong into her midlife crisis, she is aided and abetted by a colorful cast of characters in the true Southern tradition: her best friend and next door neighbor Donna, who is having a wild adulterous affair with a younger man; Wanda McNab, the sweater-knitting, cookie-baking grandmother who is charged with killing her abusive husband. Then there’s Jessie’s eccentric family. Her younger sister Ellen, born to be a guest on Jerry Springer, has taken her seven-year-old son and squawking pet birds and left her husband “for good this time” . . . while their mother crosses the dirty words out of library books and alerts everyone to the wonderful bargains at Winn-Dixie, often at the same time. And then there’s 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.From a brilliant new voice in fiction, here is a darkly comic novel full of revelation and insight. The danger of secrets and the power of confession . . . The pull of family, no matter how crazy. . . The fate of wedlock when one can’t find the key . . . Jeanne Braselton weaves these potent themes into a funny, poignant, utterly engaging story of a woman at the crossroads–and the unforgettable journey she must take to get back home.
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Xurad
Perhaps all one needs to know about the beauty and quiet brilliance of Jeanne Braselton's debut novel, "A False Sense of Well Being, is that Kaye Gibbons, a national treasure herself, joined Braselton unannounced and unsolicited during the author's inaugural promotional tour. If Gibbons' resounding praise, that "this may be the best first novel" she has ever read is not convincing enough, perhaps the following will assist prospective readers to immediately purchase this compelling work.
Jessie Maddox, university educated and seemingly blessed with an industrious if not imaginative husband, has a serious problem. Her marriage is unfulfilling, so sterile in fact, that she longs even for a false sense of well being to sustain her through her unhappy days. Nursing a fantasy of her husband's death, Jessie suffers what many of us will recognize as truth: good people can discover themselves in marriages which are dessicated emotional wildernesses, where passions have died, only to be replaced to repetitive routines which mask the terrors of personal loneliness and unrequited yearnings for excitement, happiness and completion.
Jeanne Braselton's brilliance is her capacity to mold such serious subject material into a quiet, generous and sensitive novel, one which possesses not only insights into the marital experience, but wry humor, quixotic characters and an ironic view of women's rebellion against loveless relationships. For any couple who "spend their days moving around within the institution of marriage like the planets orbiting the sun," Braselton's novel will read with the ring of truth. When Jessie laments that her relationship with her husband has shrunk to the level of friendship and even that "was strained more often than not," she speaks for any person whose prospects for happiness have shriveled. Jessie sees her life "stretched out ahead -- solitary, unchanging, and passionless," and that prospect terrifies her.
Jessie hopes to find an answer to this intimately perplexing answer; the delight of the novel is the wacked-out characters from whom she tries to take solace and glean information. Her sister Ellen, trapped in blue-collar hell, is a rebel who flaunts her sexuality to the chagrin of her perpetually forgiving mother and patient father. Jessie's next door neighbor, Donna, solves her marital woes by satisfying her wants with a co-worker. Donna's illicit affair appeals and repels Jessie. By far the most satisfying secondary character is Wanda McNabb, who transcends the boundaries of patient-caseworker relationship when Jessie probes the actual reasons behind Wanda's murder of her husband after many years of marriage.
This amazing novel does not demonize men, does not pontificate about what is required for marriage to work, does not degrade its characters by requiring them to engage in predictable or stereotypical behaviors. Instead, "A False Sense of Well Being" permits its readers to discover their own possibilities and responsibilities to create dynamic, loving relationships in marriage. It takes real courage and true love of the human condition to write such a novel. Jeanne Braselton has done just that.
Hulis
Great concept. Take one seemingly personal goal/prank and how it effected others. These stories that don't seem to have any common ground, meld into many thoughtful and provocative whole.
Utchanat
This is a warm, well-written book with quirky character and a slow, meandering pace. It is not an unable-to-put-down, riveting page-turner, but it has moments of quiet, thoughtful introspection and some humorous dialogue. Jessie is a bored, restless psychologist/housewife in search of the happiness and zest that are missing from her life. Initially, Jessie seems older than her years because of her level of discontent and marital dissatisfaction. Impulsively, she returns to her Alabama hometown for a family visit, still wrestling with her pervasive angst. During the visit, she explores the past and present with mixed results. This is a mild, somewhat tepid, book, that will be uninteresting to some, but enjoyable to others. It is not action-packed or deeply revelatory, but it has slice-of-life, Southern charm and an earnest heart. A very light read.
Iphonedivorced
As much as I usually love Southern fiction, for some reason I was mostly disengaged by this novel that explores the fall out of love and mid-life crisis of the humorless Jessie Maddox. While the writing gave glimpses of southern charm, the story itself tettered between sadly funny, whiney, pompous and self absorbed. Many of the chapters begin with an excerpt from the Book of Common Prayer and the connection mostly eluded this reader who began to find it pointless and pretentious. Except for the wild night of the Green Duck, Jesse seemed elusive, out of touch, quick to judge and label, but lacking in some human way - not at all a mental health professional I'd particularly trust. The cookie cutter styrofoam homes of southern suburbia were interestingly empty shells, while the trailer courts and concrete block dwellings offered the real southern heartbeat. And the wedding of her sister on the Randolph County Fairgrounds was absolutely delightful. I was also enchanted by two absolutely lovely quotes on marriage: "Hell, love's the easy part. It's the rest of it that gets you in real trouble" and (from Jessie's daddy, the secret to a happy marriage: "I wake up every morning and your mother is there, same as always. I can deal with that. Most days, I even like it."
As a devoted reader of Rebecca Wells, Anne Rivers Siddons and Lee Smith, I'd like to see this writer abandon the prissy Jessie and really breathe some of that hot fierce air of the deep South into her next book.
Maucage
I finished this book in one evening. It flows. The characters are developed and tied together wonderfully. Enough characters to add flavor and show the main character, Jessie, in a mix of relationships, not too many characters to muck it up. It has the mix of humor, sadness, intrigue etc., to keep a reader interested. I DO NOT know how the reader/reviewer from Seattle who doesn't know who Calvin Thacker is missed his introduction in the same chapter. AHEM.... REGARDLESS... The story is about Jessie Maddox who married years previous for the same reasons she's miserable now... she married for stability, comfort... now her life is mundane and predictable and she thinks the False Sense of Well Being warned about on prescription bottles of her clients isn't such a bad thing to deal with. From the first line: I was married 11 years before I started imagining how different life could be if my husband were dead. How can you not read on? I loved this book and recommend it highly. The advice she gets from her family, from one of her patients, even the advice that the reader doesn't realize she's getting is priceless... The grass is always greener and you always want what you don't have.
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