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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: 3.38 · 34,228 ratings · 4,044 reviews · 8 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Dive From Clausen's Pier

3.42 avg rating — 20,248 ratings — published 2002 — 39 editions
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The Children's Crusade

3.52 avg rating — 6,587 ratings — published 2015 — 8 editions
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Songs Without Words

3.02 avg rating — 4,579 ratings — published 2007 — 23 editions
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Swim Back to Me

3.27 avg rating — 2,045 ratings — published 2011 — 12 editions
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Mendocino: And Other Stories

3.45 avg rating — 529 ratings — published 1994 — 6 editions
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Babies

3.43 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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it was ok 2.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1993 — 2 editions
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“How Much Do We Owe People We Love?”
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“A broken heart can masquerade as a cold one.”
Ann Packer, The Children's Crusade

“It paid barely a living wage, but he stayed with it—gradually and in the end gratefully arriving at the point in life when you understand there are no great changes ahead.”
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July's genre is general/literary fiction and since it's summer, I thought we would read women's fiction with a bit of a lighter fare. This poll will end on June 10th.

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  3 votes, 50.0%

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  2 votes, 33.3%

Songs Without Words Songs Without Words by Ann Packer Ann Packer
 
  1 vote, 16.7%

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  0 votes, 0.0%

Mrs Kimble Mrs. Kimble by Jennifer Haigh Jennifer Haigh
 
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