Nothing with Strings: NPR's Beloved Holiday Stories (Paperback)
December 2008 Indie Next List
“Bailey White's stories may begin as though they will end with weddings and flowers, but they take sharp turns and end up not sad, just real, like our lives, but more closely observed. You'll want to read one story at a time so this collection will last longer.”
— Mary Ann Steele, Mary Ann's Mostly Books, Benson, AZ
With wit and charm, Bailey White writes about an almost-gone little town where a spoon player is a guardian angel, an old woman fears that John James Audubon is living in her attic, and a homely governess wins a baby bull in a raffle and loses her heart. It's the kind of place where Heavenly Blue morning glories grow in through the windows of old houses and funeral food is shared on a Greyhound bus on a fall afternoon. You may not have ever been there, but you will feel right at home in these pages. Bailey White's beautifully written stories, teetering on the edge of the unreal, are sure to bring back memories you don't really have.