The After Wife

The After Wife

A Novel

Large Print - 2012
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L.A. is no place for widows. This is what forty-four-year-old Hannah Bernal quickly discovers after the tragic death of her handsome and loving husband, John. Misery and red-rimmed eyes aren't tolerated in the land of the beautiful. But life stumbles on. Hannah's sweet three-year-old daughter, Ellie, still needs to be dropped off at her overpriced preschool, while Hannah herself must get back to work in order to pay the bills on "Casa Sugar," the charming Spanish-styled bungalow they call home.

Fortunately, Hannah has her "Grief Team" for emotional support: earth mother and fanatical animal lover Chloe, who finds a potential blog post in every moment; aspiring actress Aimee, who has her cosmetic surgeon on speed dial; and Jay, Hannah's TV producing partner, who has a penchant for Mr. Wrong. But after a series of mishaps and bizarre occurrences, one of which finds Hannah in a posh Santa Monica jail cell, her friends start to fear for her sanity. To top it all off, John left her a financial mess, and Hannah is fired from her latest gig. She's about to lose her house, her daughter - and maybe even her mind.

One night, standing in her backyard under a majestic avocado tree, in the throes of grief, Hannah breaks down. It's then and there that she begins an astounding journey of discovery and transformation that leads her to her own life after death.

Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781611735024
Characteristics: 431 pages ;,23 cm.


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Aug 06, 2014

This is a great book, funny and sad and a love story all mixed into one !

Aug 04, 2012

I loved The Starter Wife and this one was even better. Southern California well described, all Whole Foods and yoginis with a twist of the supernatural and a lot of talk about food. Perfection!

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