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Ann Packer

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Ann Packer is the acclaimed author of two collections of short fiction, Swim Back to Me and Mendocino and Other Stories, and three bestselling novels, The Children's Crusade, Songs Without Words, and The Dive from Clausen’s Pier, which received the Kate Chopin Literary Award, among many other prizes and honors. Her short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker and in the O. Henry Prize Stories anthologies, and her novels have been published around the world.

Average rating: 3.37 · 32,376 ratings · 3,861 reviews · 8 distinct works · Similar authors
The Dive From Clausen's Pier

3.41 avg rating — 19,346 ratings — published 2002 — 38 editions
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The Children's Crusade

3.53 avg rating — 5,938 ratings — published 2015 — 8 editions
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Songs Without Words

3.01 avg rating — 4,392 ratings — published 2007 — 23 editions
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Swim Back to Me

3.26 avg rating — 1,955 ratings — published 2011 — 12 editions
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Mendocino: And Other Stories

3.46 avg rating — 510 ratings — published 1994 — 6 editions
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Babies

3.67 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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