||The Value of Kindness
$11.95 trade paperback
A collection of 16 short stories that won the Willa Cather Fiction Prize.
Critical Praise for The Value of Kindness
"…thoughtful explorations of the sadnesses and kindnesses of believable characters."
–The New York Times Book Review
"A large-hearted collection that ranges over space and time to tell the stories of women who withstand various social pressures and remain only themselves."
"Ellyn Bache creates a series of memorable characters in her first collection of short stories focusing on kindness and the links between people and nature…. A welcome relief from more angst-ridden fiction. Recommended for all libraries."
'Throughout, Bache crafts competent tales that raise interesting issues."
"…unerringly and subtly drawn."
–The Bloomsbury Review
"An absorbing, subtly crafted collection …. Ellyn Bache is dedicated to the creation and cultivation of refined and spiritually moving characters."
"Some of Bache's best work."
–Lawrence (KS) Journal-World
"Ellyn Bache brings us news of the spirit, a rare thing–and entertains us as well. She does all this in the liveliest, clearest, most engaging prose style imaginable. Bache writes straight from the heart, peopling her pages with characters you will never forget."