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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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Maggie I agree with you about the doctor, he was a decent fellow to open up his office in the middle of the night. He was surly because he was annoyed at his son for not visiting. You read the book two years ago and probably don't even remember anymore, but I had to comment.

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