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The Art of Saying Goodbye

A novel by


"A deeply felt and beautiful story that portrays what friends can mean to each other. Bache has the perfect pitch. I can't wait to read what she writes next. Bravo!"
Dorothea Benton Frank

She was the thread that wove their tapestry together.

With a group of women as diverse as the ladies from Brightwood Trace, you might not think them to be close. There's Julianne, a nurse with an unsettling psychic ability that allows her to literally feel what her patients feel, Andrea, a strong fortress sheltering a faltering core, Ginger, a mother torn between being a stay-at-home mom or following her career aspirations, and Iona, the oldest, whose feisty, no-nonsense attitude disarms even toughest of the tough. Not exactly the ingredients for the most cohesive cocktail . . . Until you add Paisely, the liveliest and friendliest of the clan, who breathed life into them all.

But when their glowing leader falls ill with cancer, it's up to these women to do what Paisely has done for them since the beginning: lift her up. Overcoming and accepting the inevitability of loss, the women draw closer than ever; finding together the strength to embrace and cherish their lives with acceptance, gratitude and most importantly, love. Finally living with the vigor that Paisely has shown them from the start, they are able to see their lives in a new light, while learning to say goodbye to the brightest star they've ever known. Over the course of just three months, these four women will undergo a magnificent transformation that leaves nobody unchanged.

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Hardback Editions

October 2011 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Art of Saying Goodbye (Center Point Premier Fiction (Largeprint))
Author(s): Ellyn Bache
ISBN: 1-61173-174-7 / 978-1-61173-174-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point
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Paperback Editions

June 2011 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Art of Saying Goodbye: A Novel
Author(s): Ellyn Bache
ISBN: 0-06-203368-9 / 978-0-06-203368-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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Kindle Editions

June 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Art of Saying Goodbye: A Novel
Author(s): Ellyn Bache
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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