After Annie

After Annie

A Novel

Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9781468302707
  • 224  Pages
  • Adult


An irresistible tale about love and the theater, After Annie is an astonishing first novel. Herbie Aaron is half of a celebrity marriage. He and Annie have been famous–and nobodies–and through it all they’ve been passionate, if not always constant, lovers and fast friends. But when Annie dies of cancer, Herbie is lost. If you think this is going to be a tragic tale about grief, think again. Herbie is too cantankerous, sly, and charming to keel over. Enter Olive, a beautiful bartender who just might be a great actress; Herbie and Annie’s neurotic daughter Candy, and a woman named Billy, the tough-talking golf pro who teaches Herbie more about his psyche than about his lousy swing. After Annie is a beautifully rendered novel about a man off the rails, battling through the wilderness days he hoped never to face alone. It is a novel that examines the ruthless passing of time with clarity, heart, and wry brilliance.


"I love this novel about love, and its touching tribute to testosterone. I laughed and cried my way through every word."–Jane Kramer, author of Europeans

"Tucker’s writing has warmth and energy–a Jewish kind of joie de vivre." –Baltimore Sun

"A funny, bittersweet read." –Cindy Adams, New York Post
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