The Art of Saying Goodbye
"Bache writes straight from the heart, peopling her pages with characters you will never forget."
--Lee Smith, author of Fair and Tender Ladies
"Ellyn Bache draws her characters from the inside."
Critically acclaimed author Ellyn Bache captivates with The Art of Saying Goodbye, a beautiful and poignant story of four suburban women who gain new insights and appreciations of their own lives when a much-loved neighbor falls gravely ill. In the tradition of Kristin Hannah's Firefly Lane and Marisa de los Santos's Belong to Me, Bache's The Art of Saying Goodbye is a beautiful and touching story of friendship, love, commitment, and self-discovery that will enthrall readers of Jodi Picault and Jill Barnett.
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Grief, friendship, marriage, love and uncertainty--it's all here--portrayed quietly and convincingly, without being over done. ...[A] glimpse into the lives of this intertwined group of women and their everlasting, complicated friendships--which is how a book about women and their complicated friendships should be.--New York Journal of Books
"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 beautiful story of friendship in the face of tragedy."--Fresh Fiction
"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