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Ann Packer


Ann Packer

Ann Packer received a Great Lakes Book Award and the Kate Chopin Literary Award for THE DIVE FROM CLAUSEN’S PIER, a national bestseller that has been translated into ten languages. Also the author of MENDOCINO AND OTHER STORIES, she lives in northern California with her family.

Ann Packer

Books by Ann Packer

by Ann Packer - Family, Family Relationships, Fiction

Bill Blair finds the land by accident, three wooded acres in a rustic community south of San Francisco, and buys the property on a whim. In Penny Greenway he finds a suitable wife, and they marry and have four kids. Thirty years later, the three oldest Blair children, now adults 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. 

by Ann Packer - Fiction, Short Stories

In this emotional collection, characters are shattered and remade by loss. A wife struggles to make sense of her husband’s disappearance; a mother mourns her teenage son through his favorite music; and a woman reflects on the year her family collapsed.