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Ann Packer
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Ann Packer is the author of two best-selling novels, Songs Without Words and The Dive from Clausen’s Pier, the latter of which received a Great Lakes Book Award, an American Library Association Award, and the Kate Chopin Literary Award. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The Washington Post, Vogue, and Real Simple. Also the author of Mendocino and Other Stories, she lives in northern California with her family.

Ann Packer is represented by Random House Speakers Bureau (www.rhspeakers.com)

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The Dive From Clausen's Pier

Written by Ann Packer


Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 30, 2002
Price: $11.99

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The Dive From Clausen's Pier
A Novel
Written by Ann Packer


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 8, 2003
Price: $14.95

How much do we owe the people we love? Is it a sign of strength or weakness to walk away from someone in need? These questions lie at the heart of Ann Packer’s intimate and emotionally thrilling new novel, which has won its author comparisons with Jane Hamilton and Sue Miller... Read more >
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Mendocino and Other Stories

Written by Ann Packer


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 26, 2008
Price: $9.99

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Mendocino and Other Stories

Written by Ann Packer


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 14, 2003
Price: $13.95

With humor, wisdom and tenderness, Ann Packer offers ten short stories about women and men—wives and husbands, sisters and brothers, daughters, sons, mothers, fathers, friends, and lovers—who discover that life's greatest surprises may be found in that which is most familiar.

In the title story, on the anniversary of their father's suicide... Read more >
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Songs Without Words

Written by Ann Packer


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 29, 2008
Price: $14.95

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Songs Without Words

Written by Ann Packer


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 4, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Swim Back to Me

Written by Ann Packer


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 3, 2012
Price: $14.95

Ann Packer is one of our most talented observers of family life, with its hidden crevasses and unforeseeable perils. In these unforgettable, emotionally searing stories, she explores the moral predicaments that define our lives, the frailty of ordinary grace, and the ways in which we are shattered and remade by loss... Read more >
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Swim Back to Me

Written by Ann Packer


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $11.99

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