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Safe Passage Paperback – September 1, 1994

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Bache's language is fluid and funny, and one comes to care about every one of her characters. --Publisher's Weekly, July 26, 1988

This warm-hearted novel works on a number of levels-as a suspense tale, as a family drama, even as comedy-but its truest achievement is its recognition of the complexities of parenting. --Booklist, June 1, 1988

A page-turner,[and Bache]also knows her characters. From page one, this book's tense. --Baltimore Sun, August 1988

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This critically-acclaimed novel was a Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club selection twice - once when it was first released and once when it was made into a 1995 feature film starring Susan Sarandon and Sam Shepard.
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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Banks Channel Books (September 1, 1994)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 234 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0963596772
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0963596772
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 13.6 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.75 x 8 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
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I started writing when my first two children were toddlers, we were living in a tiny apartment in West Virginia where I knew no one, and my husband and I were sharing one car. I got out only a few days a week and desperately needed some "adult" work for those long, homebound afternoons. When I volunteered to write a press release for the humane society, it appeared in the local paper, complete with my byline. I was hooked! I think I've written something almost every day in the 30+ years since.

I started out as a freelance newspaper journalist -- something even a stay-at-home mom could do -- and spent six years teaching myself to write fiction (six years of rejections!) before my first stories began appearing in magazines like McCall's, Good Housekeeping and Seventeen, which published lots of fiction in those days, and in literary magazines like The Carolina Quarterly.

I wrote my first novel, SAFE PASSAGE, after the youngest of my four children went to school, and I've been writing novels ever since. In 1995, SAFE PASSAGE became a movie starring Susan Sarandon, a great thrill, and many of the other books have received various recognitions and awards. But the greatest thrill has been the privilege having a long, satisfying career that has also let me spend so much time with my family. What more could any writer want?

Information about all my work is on my website,, and there's a radio interview about my latest book, "The Art of Saying Goodbye," at

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