Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral

Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral

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The beloved author of Dancing Naked at the Edge of Dawn returns with the story of five women who had nothing in common but one extraordinary friend. . . .

"Move over, Thelma, and make way, Louise! Annie Freeman's raucous and heart-tugging journey to eternity will put Kris Radish on the map--in a RED Cadillac!"--Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean

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. . . .

Praise for Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral

"Radish's characters help readers realize they are not alone in the world and their struggles have been or will be experienced by other women." -- Albuquerque Journal

"Radish sings the praises of sisterhood by creating an enticing world of women helping women to become the empowered individuals they were meant to be." -- Booklist
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2006.
ISBN: 9780553382648
Characteristics: x, 331 p. ;,21 cm.
Alternative Title: Fabulous traveling funeral


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Jul 28, 2015

While the book was a bit repetitive at times, the message and playful story was still invaluable...made me think about who I'd send on my traveling funeral and where they would go! A book all women should read.

Jun 08, 2015

I enjoyed the book. I believe the message was that we as women need to take care of ourselves as well as we take care of others. Life is to be celebrated.

Jul 03, 2011

Recommended to me by a girl at alternative cancer agency in Vancouver. Gives a lot of thought on death of friends, animals, a Thelma and Louise setting.

Nov 07, 2010

Probably one of the WORST books I have ever read. Completely implausible and way over the top. Blech.

Mar 27, 2009

Loved it, would make a great book for your book club.

Mar 03, 2008

This was a sappy, repetitive, unrealistic, shallow book. I think it was the writing style that turned me off the most. Were they lucky to have a friend that could spend a million dollars on them for her funeral???

Cathy Nov 12, 2007

Interesting characters, but sometimes the female bonding aspect of the book was a bit over the top.

Nov 27, 2006

Made me laugh and cry.

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