Ann Packer's stories are like gourmet mashed potatoes --- ordinary,
everyday material, transformed to quintessence by a masterful hand.
This volume is a reissue by Vintage of a previous (1994)
collection, ten stories gathered from already-published sources and
printed under the name of the title story, MENDOCINO. Readers who
were first introduced to Ms. Packer by the success of last year's
novel, THE DIVE FROM CLAUSEN'S PIER, will be glad to have this
opportunity to read more of her fiction.
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