From the Publisher
Gigi Levangie Grazer, the New York Times bestselling
author of The Starter Wife, returns with a hilarious and
spirited tale of love-both lost and found.
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 are
little tolerated in the land of the beautiful. But life stumbles
on: Hannah's sweet three-year-old daughter, Ellie, 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 make matters worse, John left their financial
affairs in a disastrous state. And when Hannah is dramatically
fired from her latest producing gig, she finds herself in danger of
losing her house, her daughter, and her mind.
One night, standing in her backyard under a majestic avocado tree,
in the throes of grief, Hannah breaks down and asks, "Why?" The
answer that comes back-Why not?-begins an astounding
journey of discovery and transformation that leads Hannah to her
own truly extraordinary life after death.
Praise for The After Wife
"Fans of Lolly Winston, Mary Kay Andrews, and Jennifer Weiner will
especially enjoy Grazer's newest."-Booklist
"Hilariously funny and profoundly wise, The After Wife is
for anyone who's ever been married or widowed, in debt or in love.
I could not put it down: a fabulous read!"-Nancy Thayer, author of
"A charming tale of a grieving forty-ish widow-and the wacky
friends who love her."-Los Angeles Times
"A book that is part Jacqueline Susann, part Real
Housewives . . . Gigi Levangie Grazer [is a] Jimmy Choo'ed-out
"Fans of The Starter Wife will be equally charmed with
The After Wife."-Library Journal
"Grazer's entertaining satire is sure to spice up any
About the Author
Gigi Levangie Grazer is the bestselling author of
four previous novels, including The Starter Wife, first a
miniseries and then a series on the USA Network, and
Maneater, now a Lifetime miniseries. Her most recent book,
Queen Takes King, is currently under option at Lifetime.
Grazer has also written the screenplay for Stepmom,
starring Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon, and articles for
Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and Glamour. She lives in
Los Angeles with her two children and one miniature dachshund.
About the Book
Grazer, the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "The Starter Wife," returns with a hilarious and "spirited" tale of love--both lost and found set in Los Angeles.