Meet award-winning fiction writer Ellyn Bache, author of nine novels (including “Safe Passage,” which became a Ellyn Bache Susan Sarandon film), a short story collection that won the Willa Cather Fiction Prize, a nonfiction journal, and several books for teens and children. 

The Art of Saying Goodbye
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Chosen for special attention by the Southern Indie Booksellers Alliance  (SIBA), as an Okra Pick!  -  a handful of  books sellers are most excited about, from the hundreds published each season . . .

and nominated for the SIBA Book Award  

As four women in a close-knit suburban development grapple with the illness of a long-time neighbor, each of them also looks closely at the pressing issues in her own life — a marriage put on hold because of a difficult child . . .  a nurse’s eerie and unwanted gift of diagnosis. . .  a widow’s destructive bitterness . . . the price of a successful career.    As each one learns to say goodbye to her friend, she also gains from her the strength to say goodbye to the parts of her own life that aren’t working, and to move on and change.

Praise for The Art of Saying Goodbye

“This is a moving, gratifying, and inspiring reminder to live life to its fullest and demonstrate love in every possible way to friends and family.”—Publishers Weekly 
A deeply felt and beautiful story that portrays what friends can mean to each other in ways that are difficult to articulate.  Bache has done so here in perfect pitch. Bravo!”—Dorothea Benton Frank, bestselling author of “Sullivan’s Island” and “Folly Beach”
“Sweet, profound, sweeping in its themes yet detailed in its nuances, Bache’s latest explores the layers of friendship involved in facing serious illness and buried secrets.” –Booklist
“A beautiful story of friendship in the face of tragedy.” –Fresh Fiction
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 Click here to read an article about The Art of Saying Goodbye – January 11, 2013

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Novels now also available as e-books

Several of my novels that were previously available only as print books have now been released by the publishers as e-books, as well.  These include:


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 Listen to a 2-minute excerpt from a public radio interview
with Ellyn Bache, talking about
The Art of Saying Goodbye.


  Click below to hear a 30-minute radio interview from 11/14/2012, mostly about “The Art of Saying Goodbye,” hosted by Pattie Welek Hall, http://pattiewelekhall.com


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