Kris Radish's third novel was a wonderful book. It moved me to laughter and to tears. It starts you right out on an emotional journey from the first chapter when Katherine is upset about her favorite bra. You laugh until she receives the ashes of her lifelong best friend, Annie G. Freeman, along with instructions for Annie's funeral. Annie's group of five special women friends are requested to take her ashes in her red tennis shoes on a traveling funeral to Santa Fe, Key West, New York City, Duluth and a small island off Seattle. Each woman is introduced via her relationship to Annie's life. Throughout the book, the reader will laugh and cry with them as they discover more about Annie and themselves.
This is a beautiful book for any woman over the age of 40. I think you have had to experienced love and loss in order to appreciate the story, and the true value of female friendship.
The dedication itself is worth quoting. "This book, which some might think is about dying, is really about living. It is for any woman - every woman - who has ever lost something or someone she loved and then grieved, touched the sorrowful edges of her own soul, embraced the heart of loss - and then moved forward."
If you enjoy Barbara Samuel, check out Kris Radish's Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral.
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