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.
As Glenn Altschuler reveals in , the rise of rock ‘n roll–and the outraged reception to it–in fact can tell us a lot about the values of the United States in the 1950s, a decade that saw a great struggle for the control of popular culture.
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….
At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big-league stardom.
When Miriam’s secret life triggers a familial explosion, it is Eliza who must order the chaos.
For ten summers, all three generations of the Seton family met at their country home in New England to spend a week together playing tennis, badminton, golf, and savoring gin and tonics on the wraparound porch to celebrate the end of the season. A hunting rifle with a single cartridge left in the chamber wound up in exactly the wrong hands at exactly the wrong time, and led to a nightmarish accident that put to the test the values that unite the family and the convictions that just might pull it apart.
But when Eliza sweeps her school and district spelling s in quick succession, Saul takes it as a sign that she is destined for greatness.
In this altered reality, Saul inducts her into his hallowed study and lavishes upon her the attention previously reserved for Aaron, who in his displacement embarks upon a lone quest for spiritual fulfillment.Discussion Questions American academic Trevor Stratton discovers a box full of artifacts from World War I as he settles into his new office in Paris.The pictures, letters, and objects in the box relate to the life of Louise Brunet, a feisty, charming Frenchwoman who lived through both World Wars.One by one, they die, and before the weekend is out, there will be 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.A big, ugly, suffering dog with a sterling sense of humor. Because of Winn-Dixie, the preacher tells Opal ten things about her absent mother, one for each year Opal has been alive.