After Annie by Michael Tucker
A Novel

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An irresistible tale about love and the theater, After Annie is an astonishing first novel. Herbie Aaron is one half of a celebrity marriage. He and Annie have been famous, nobodies, and mingled with the rich and crazy. Through it all, they've been passionate lovers and fast friends. But when Annie dies of cancer, Herbie is lost.

If you think this is going to be a tragic tale about grief, think again. Herbie is too cantankerous, sly, and charming to keel over. Enter Olive, a beautiful bartender who just might be a great actress; Candy, Herbie and Annie's neurotic daughter; and a woman named Billy, the tough-talking golf pro who teaches Herbie more about his psyche than about his lousy swing.

After Annie is a hilarious and beautifully rendered novel about a man off the rails, battling through the middle-aged wilderness days he hoped never to face alone. It is a book that examines the inevitable passing of time with clarity and wry brilliance, and a story of surprising power.


About Michael Tucker

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MICHAEL TUCKER is an actor, perhaps best known for his work on LA Law (for which he was nominated for multiple Emmy Awards). He has written three works of nonfiction, all about food and family. This is his first novel.
Published March 1, 2012 by Overlook. 219 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A complicated relationship soon develops between the ambitious Olive and curmudgeonly Herbie (who first hit on Olive while visiting his dying wife).

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Herbie and Annie Aaron have been partners in marriage for almost 40 years, as well as partners on the stage and on TV.

Jul 06 2012 | Read Full Review of After Annie: A Novel

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