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Afterwife
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Sophie Brady is a force of nature—funny, beautiful, and devoted to all the people in her life—even in death. After a traffic accident cuts her life tragically short, Sophie finds herself attending her own funeral (on time, no less) and watching the reactions of those she holds most dear.

Sophie's darling, gorgeous husband Ollie is heartbroken, trying to father their young son while working out how to use the washing machine. Furthermore, he's absolutely clueless about his new status as most eligible bachelor in the neighborhood. Sophie is determined to help her husband find love again, with the right sort of woman, of course.

Luckily, she's not the only one looking out for Ollie. Her best friend Jenny is ignoring her own pain by helping him navigate the murky waters of widower-hood. But as she grows closer to Sophie's husband, Jenny unearths secrets that make her question how well she knew her friend, and where the line between loyalty and love ends...

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Street Date:
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Polly Williams. (2012). Afterwife. Penguin Publishing Group.

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Polly Williams. 2012. Afterwife. Penguin Publishing Group.

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Polly Williams, Afterwife. Penguin Publishing Group, 2012.

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Polly Williams. Afterwife. Penguin Publishing Group, 2012. Web.

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Sophie's darling, gorgeous husband Ollie is heartbroken, trying to father their young son while working out how to use the washing machine. Furthermore, he's absolutely clueless about his new status as most eligible bachelor in the neighborhood. Sophie is determined to help her husband find love again, with the right sort of woman, of course.

Luckily, she's not the only one looking out for Ollie. Her best friend Jenny is ignoring her own pain by helping him navigate the murky waters of widower-hood. But as she grows closer to Sophie's husband, Jenny unearths secrets that make her question how well she knew her friend, and where the line between loyalty and love ends...

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        December 17, 2012
        British chick lit meets tragedy in this emotionally wrenching tale by Williams (Yummy Mummy), published last year in Britain as The Angel at No. 33. Vivacious Sophie Brady is having a girls’ night out with her best friend, Jenny Vale, when she steps into the street to hail a cab and is unceremoniously run over by a London bus while “wearing my worst knickers”—leaving behind her loving husband, Ollie, and their six-year-old son, Freddie. While the school mums rush to provide hot food and sympathy (and in the case of one divorcee, more than that), shell shocked Ollie, Freddie, and Jenny try to come to terms with the loss of Sophie. Jenny thinks she knows everything there is to know about Sophie—but it turns out that her best friend was keeping a potentially life-changing secret from her. Jenny, engaged to a divorce lawyer (“that’s just so romantic,” says a friend), also fights feelings for Ollie that go beyond friendly. Told from the first-person point of view of Sophie, with Jenny’s reactions and feelings relayed in the third-person, the story evokes intense emotions and a deep sense of caring what happens to all involved. An immensely enjoyable read. Agent: Lizzy Kremer, David Higham Associates (U.K.).

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Sophie's darling, gorgeous husband Ollie is heartbroken, trying to father their young son while working out how to use the washing machine. Furthermore, he's absolutely clueless about his new status as most eligible bachelor in the neighborhood. Sophie is determined to help her husband find love again, with the right sort of woman, of course.

Luckily, she's not the only one looking out for Ollie. Her best friend Jenny is ignoring her own pain by helping him navigate the murky waters of widower-hood. But as she grows closer to Sophie's husband, Jenny unearths secrets that make her question how well she knew her friend, and where the line between loyalty and love ends...

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