Ann Packer
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Ann Packer

Ann Packer is the acclaimed author of two collections of short fiction, Swim Back to Me and Mendocino and Other Stories, and three bestselling novels, The Children's Crusade, Songs Without Words, and The Dive from Clausen's Pier, which received the Kate Chopin Literary Award, among many other prizes and honors. Her short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker and in the O. Henry Prize Stories anthologies, and her novels have been published around the world.

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Best Sellers

    • The Children's Crusade

    • A Novel
    • By: Ann Packer
    • Narrated by: Cotter Smith, Frederick Weller, Thomas Sadoski, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 325
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 291
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 289

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Slow poignant storytelling

    • By Beth Anne on 07-20-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Dive from Clausen's Pier

    • By: Ann Packer
    • Narrated by: Scarlett Johansson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 56

    The Dive from Clausen's Pier begins with a disaster that could happen to anyone, and questions what we know about our deepest allegiances and what we owe those we love.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By Sierra on 07-01-15

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Songs Without Words

    • By: Ann Packer
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 11

    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 16....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Depression dissected

    • By Dianne on 10-01-07

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Swim Back to Me

    • By: Ann Packer
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders, Cassandra Campbell, Rebecca Lowman, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20

    From Ann Packer comes a collection of burnished, emotionally searing stories, framed by two unforgettable linked narratives that express the transformation of a single family over the course of a lifetime....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Boring

    • By RueRue on 07-29-15

    Regular price: $24.50

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