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Packer, Ann 1959-

Overview
Works: 17 works in 155 publications in 9 languages and 13,330 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  Television adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Short stories  Sagas  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3616.A33, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Ann Packer
 
Most widely held works by Ann Packer
The dive from Clausen's pier by Ann Packer( Book )

55 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 3,713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her fiance Mike is left paralyzed following a tragic accident, Carrie Bell begins to question her familiar world, from her everyday life in Wisconsin to her relationships, as she sets out to rediscover her own identity
Songs without words by Ann Packer( Book )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the long-time friendship between Liz and Sarabeth, a relationship that is forged in childhood and sustained through the decades that follow, until both women are forced to reexamine their lives in the wake of a devastating crisis
The children's crusade : a novel by Ann Packer( Book )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bill Blair finds the land by accident, three wooded acres in a rustic community south of San Francisco. The year is 1954, long before anyone will call this area Silicon Valley. Struck by a vision of the family he has yet to create, Bill buys the property on a whim. In Penny Greenway he finds a suitable wife, a woman whose yearning attitude toward life seems compelling and answerable, and they marry and have four children. Yet Penny is a mercurial housewife, at a time when women chafed at the conventions imposed on them. She finds salvation in art, but the cost is high. Thirty years later, the three oldest Blair children, adults now and still living near the family home, are disrupted by the return of the youngest, whose sudden presence and all-too-familiar troubles force a reckoning with who they are, separately and together, and set off a struggle over the family's future. One by one, the siblings take turns telling the story--Robert, a doctor like their father; Rebecca, a psychiatrist; Ryan, a schoolteacher; and James, the malcontent, the problem child, the only one who hasn't settled down--their narratives interwoven with portraits of the family at crucial points in their history"--
Swim back to me by Ann Packer( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Packer's sterling collection of stories is framed by two novellas: "Walk for Mankind" about teenager Richard Appleby and his bittersweet relationship with Sasha Horowitz, a rebellious, risk-taking 14-year-old, who has a clandestine affair with a drug dealer; and, "Things Said or Done" set three decades later, when Sasha, now 51 and divorced, has become Richard's caretaker
Songs without words by Ann Packer( Recording )

15 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liz and Sarabeth were childhood neighbors in the suburbs of northern California, brought as close as sisters by the suicide of Sarabeth's mother when the girls were just sixteen. In the decades that followed their relationship remained a source of continuity and strength. But when Liz's adolescent daughter enters dangerous waters that threaten to engulf the family, the fault lines in the women's friendship are revealed, and both Liz and Sarabeth are forced to reexamine their most deeply held beliefs about their connection
The children's crusade a novel by Ann Packer( Recording )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1954 Bill Blair and Penny Greenway marry and have four children. Thirty years later, the three oldest Blair children, adults now and still living near the family home, are disrupted by the return of the youngest, whose sudden presence and all-too-familiar troubles force a reckoning with who they are, separately and together, and set off a struggle over the family's future
Swim back to me by Ann Packer( Recording )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Packer's sterling collection of stories is framed by two novellas: "Walk for mankind" about teenager Richard Appleby and his bittersweet relationship with Sasha Horowitz, a rebellious, risk-taking 14-year-old, who has a clandestine affair with a drug dealer; and, "Things said or done" set three decades later, when Sasha, now 51 and divorced, has become Richard's caretaker
Mendocino and other stories by Ann Packer( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

People in various stages of discovering their true selves. In Babies, a woman who thought she was different is filled with envy at the sight of a friend becoming a mother, in Horse, a girl reflects on the value of her efforts to be popular
The dive from Clausen's Pier( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just as Carrie comes to the difficult realization that she's no longer in love with Mike, her childhood sweetheart and fiance, a tragic diving accident leaves him paralyzed. Confused, Carrie makes a rash decision to escape her small-town life and heads to New York City to rendezvous with a mysterious older man she just met. Amid the craziness of Manhattan, Carrie attempts to figure out once and for all where she belongs in the world
The dive from Clausen's pier by Ann Packer( Recording )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her fiancé is left paralyzed following a tragic accident, a woman begins to question her familiar world, from her everyday life to her relationships, as she sets out to rediscover her own identity
Muziek in de verte by Ann Packer( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in Dutch and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De jarenlange vriendschap tussen twee sterk verschillende vrouwen wordt op de proef gesteld als een jong familielid een zelfmoordpoging onderneemt
Un amour de jeunesse [roman] by Ann Packer( Recording )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crafty girls' road trip : New Zealand's best craft places, plus 10 craft projects by Ann Packer( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A creative partnership by Ann Packer( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The dive from Clausen's Pier by Ann Packer( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Bernard Beckett by Ann Packer( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Babies : from the collection Mendocino and other stories by Ann Packer( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Vintage Shorts "Short Story Month" Selection Virginia, a copywriter at an ad agency, looks around her office one day and realizes that everyone--well, nearly everyone--is pregnant. Can she be happy for them? "Babies," included in the prestigious O. Henry anthology series in 1992, is a sharply funny and perfectly observed story of pregnancy, city living, the semantic contradiction of "creative directors," and finding one's place in the world. A selection from Ann Packer's luminous first collection Mendocino and Other Stories. An eBook short
 
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The dive from Clausen's pier
Alternative Names
Ann Packer (author) Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Paḳer, An 1959-

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パッカー, アン

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