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Swim Back to Me by Ann Packer.. I first read Packer in her Mendocino and Other Stories, and I loved the completely open and terrified people I found there. The stories of Swim Back to Me are so masterful as to seem artless, as if each story were straight from nature. And each is so beautiful, it hurts.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

""Swim Back to Me" is best enjoyed for Packer's sharply focused snapshots of people at pivotal points in their lives, a focus so intense that we can feel as if we're spying on them.."

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Ann Packer's new collection of stories is a tour de force that mines the emotional terrain of parenthood, even (maybe especially) in scenes that appear to be about love and lust.."

Star Tribune

Author bio: Ann Packer is the author of two national bestsellers, the novels Songs Without Words (2007) and The Dive from Clausen’s Pier (2002), which won a Great Lakes Book Award, an American Library Association Award and the Kate Chopin Literary Award.  More information can be found here:

Book Details: General Fiction; (225 pp. Stunning: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

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