Songs without Words
By (author) Ann Packer
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Songs without Words by Ann Packer
Book DescriptionLiz and Sarabeth have been friends forever, childhood neighbours bound together in adolescence by a devastating event, the suicide of Sarabeth's mother when the girls were just sixteen. In the decades that followed - through Liz's marriage and the birth of her children, through Sarabeth's depressions and her volatile love affairs - their relationship has remained a source of continuity and strength, a fixed point amid the tumult of their adult lives. But when an unforeseen calamity strikes at the heart of Liz's family, all the assumptions - the deepest habits of their friendship - are revealed in a strange new light, and Liz and Sarabeth must question everything they thought they knew about each other and themselves. Ann Packer's new novel expertly explores the inequities between close friends, the unspoken roles, hidden expectations and deep resentments that can be violently exposed by a true crisis, and the endurance and limits of bonds forged in childhood.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780749908690
(196mm x 127mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Piatkus Books
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 7-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ann Packer
Swim Back to Me, Paperback (May 2012)
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.
Dive from Clausen's Pier, Paperback (September 2007)
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.
Mendocino and Other Stories, Paperback (September 2003)» View all books by Ann Packer
With 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.
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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, 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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