Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral by Kris Radish

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For Katherine Givens and the four women about to become her best friends, the adventure begins with a UPS package. Inside is a pair of red sneakers filled with ashes and a note that will forever change their lives. Katherine’s oldest and dearest friend, the irrepressible Annie Freeman, left one final request–a traveling funeral–and she wants the most important women in her life as “pallbearers.”

From Sonoma to Manhattan, Katherine, Laura, Rebecca, Jill, and Marie will carry Annie’s ashes to the special places in her life. At every stop there’s a surprise encounter and a small miracle waiting, and as they whoop it up across the country, attracting interest wherever they go, they share their deepest secrets–tales of broken hearts and second chances, missed opportunities and new beginnings. And as they grieve over what they’ve lost, they discover how much is still possible if only they can unravel the secret Annie left them....


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About Kris Radish

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Kris Radish is a former journalist and the bestselling author of nine novels and two non-fiction books. She lives near St. Petersburg, Florida where she also co-owns a wine lounge, The Wine Madonna, and hosts book groups from across the country when she's not working on her next novel, and the one after that.
 
Published January 31, 2006 by Bantam. 352 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Knowing that funerals are for the living, Annie intends for Katherine, Jill, Laura, Rebecca and her saintly hospice nurse Marie (who barely know each other) to take a break from their responsibilities to celebrate life and get to know each other.

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Radish's latest overwrought book (after Dancing Naked at the Edge of Dawn ) tracks five strangers– turned–soul mates over the course of the titular funeral, posthumously organized by their friend Annie, who died from ovarian cancer at age 56.

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Radish, who often speaks across the country on her writing and women's and feminist issues, sings the praises of the enlightened bonds that can form in the lives of women in this emotion packed novel.

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Under two weeks later, Katherine joined by Annie's university colleague Jill Matchney, women's crisis worker Laura Westma, neighbor Rebecca Carlson and hospice aide Marie Kondrinsky trek along Annie's given route.

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