Avery Andrews is a young woman attorney who has been "downsized" from her position with a big city law firm. She returns to a small Southern town, where an old high-school classmate arranges several well-attended mock near-suicides, claiming to the world that unrequited love for Avery is driving his death wish.

Southern Fried 2005, St. Martin's Press

ISBN-13: 9780312995539

Mass-market paperback

Southern Fried 2004, Thomas Dunne Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780312324926