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...more
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.... less
Great book and finished at a time in my life where I am heading to a funeral...but I think of it as a celebration of life and know my Aunt will be seeing those beautiful colours I dream about! When I die take me on a tour my good friends and amazing family. Cheers to all and live life like you are living your last day!
Awesome book. Every women should read this book. I want this for my funeral
I think you have to really be in the mood to read this book and I wasn't. I thought it was a pretty cliche book of five woman finding themselves after a friends death. The concept was fun but the story seemed rehashed.
I loved the idea of this, that you could create a traveling funeral that takes the people you love to the places that had meaning in your life, giving them the gift of truly knowing you. Not especially deep, but a good "chic lit" kind of story.