Katherine Givens is minding her own business, lamenting the demise of her favorite bra, when UPS comes calling. She receives a package that contains a pair of red high-top sneakers and the ashes of her free-spirited childhood friend. Annie has just passed away, and her last request was that five women who have played pivotal roles in her life now embark on a journey around the country and disperse her ashes at the places that gave her life meaning. In Annie Freeman’s Fabulous Traveling Funeral by Kris Radish, the semi-strangers are provided with airline tickets, rental car vouchers, and credit cards for an unusual road trip extending from Sonoma to Manhattan. You may just find yourself hoping for a traveling funeral of your own.