Mendocino and Other Stories
By (author) Ann Packer
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Mendocino and Other Stories by Ann Packer
Book DescriptionWith humour, wisdom and tenderness, Ann Packer offers ten short stories about women and men--wives and husbands, sisters and brothers, daughters, sons, mothers, fathers, friends, and lovers--who discover that life's greatest surprises may be found in that which is most familiar. In the title story, on the anniversary of their father's suicide a young woman discovers that her brother may have found a "reason for living" in the love of a good woman. In "Nerves," a young man realizes that the wife he is separated from no longer loves him but that it is his own life he misses, not her. The narrator of "My Mother's Yellow Dress" is a gay man remembering his deceased mother and their vital and troubling intimacy. In "Babies", a single woman in her mid-thirties finds that everyone, including her best friend at work, is pregnant, and that their joy can only be observed, not shared. In these and six other stories, Ann Packer exhibits an unerring eye for the small ways in which people reveal themselves and for the moments in which lives may be transformed.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780749934101
(198mm x 126mm x mm)
Imprint: Piatkus Books
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 25-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ann Packer
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From the author of two "New York Times"-bestselling novels comes a collectionof emotionally searing stories, framed by two unforgettable linked narrativesthat express the generational transformation of a family.
Songs without Words, Paperback (August 2008)
A Wonderfully Moving Novel Exploring Female Friendship
Dive from Clausen's Pier, Paperback (September 2007)» View all books by Ann Packer
Carrie Bell was born and raised in Wisconsin. She had the same boyfriend for as long as anyone can remember. She is already quiet bored with Mike when he is horrifically injured in a diving accident at Clausen's Reservoir. Now, the future that Carrie was only beginning to rebel against looks set in stone. She is caught in a maze of moral dilemmas.
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Author Biography - Ann Packer
Ann Packer received the Great Lakes Book Award and the Kate Chopin Writing 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.
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