What Makes You Think You're Supposed to Feel Better: Stories

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Cornerstone Press
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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.54 inches | 0.67 pounds

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About the Author

Jody Hobbs Hesler has written ever since she could hold a pencil and now lives and writes in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Her stories and other work have appeared in Los Angeles Review, Valparaiso Fiction Review, Necessary Fiction, CRAFT, Pithead Chapel, and elsewhere. Growing up, she split time between suburban Richmond, Virginia, and the mountains outside Winchester, Virginia. Experiences of all three regions flavor her writing. She teaches at WriterHouse in Charlottesville, Virginia, and reads for The Los Angeles Review. Her debut novel, Without You Here, is forthcoming in November 2024.


"This is a collection to be treasured, returned to, and remembered as a source of revelation." -Pamela Petro, author of The Long Field

"A deceptively simple style graced by brilliant detail and dialogue." -Ellen Prentiss Campbell, author of Frieda's Song

"A collection that brings you in and takes you with it; every story is so deeply felt." -Louise Marburg, author of No Diving Allowed

"A memorable debut." -Wendy J. Fox, author of What If We Were Somewhere Else

"Leaves you with a sense of having grasped something vital about the human condition." -Elizabeth Shick, author of The Golden Land

"You will shed real tears and, after the last page, look at your neighbors with a softened gaze." -Celeste Mohammed, author of Pleasantview