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What Comes After Crazy

A Novel

Sandi Kahn Shelton


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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 séances 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.

Praise For What Comes After Crazy: A Novel

“A zany, affecting first novel....Plenty of laughs here.” —People

“Funny, funny, funny, from page one. . . . Shelton’s writing sparkles with humor and insight.” —Lolly Winston, author of Good Grief

“A skillfully constructed, economically written novel that is funny, sad, and almost painfully accurate about human failings.” —Boston Globe

“A delightful beach book. . . . Funny/sad and frantic/romantic, but with serious undertones.” —Hartford Courant

“Smart, warm, and hilarious!” —Jennifer Crusie, author of Bet Me

Crown, 9781400097302, 336pp.

Publication Date: January 10, 2006

About the Author

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.