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. Katherines oldest and dearest friend, the irrepressible Annie Freeman, left one final requesta traveling funeraland she wants the most important women in her life as pallbearers.From Sonoma to Manhattan, Katherine, Laura, Rebecca, Jill, and Marie will carry Annies ashes to the special places in her life. At every stop theres 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 secretstales of broken hearts and second chances, missed opportunities and new beginnings. And as they grieve over what theyve lost, they discover how much is still possible if only they can unravel the secret Annie left them....From the Trade Paperback edition.