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Swim Back to Me by Ann Packer
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Nov 25, 12

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One of the best collection of short stories I have read in a long time, Ann Packer is a great writer. You get to know the characters and you're in suspense as to what happens in their lives. I found myself disagreeing about the conclusion of one story, JUMP, I thought the story was harsh in the summary of Alejandro's dad, a doctor who woke up in the middle of the night to drive Alejandro's friend to his office to give a test and then prescribe an antibiotic(the fact he did it isn't outweighed by the fact he did it in a bad mood) but the fact that I spent much time thinking about why I disagreed about the conclusion shows how well the story was written

One of my favorite parts was how Packer subtly introduced characters from an earlier story into a later story, written from a different perspective and of a different time, it makes the reader reexamine the earlier story.

Great collection
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