Is it a sign of strength or weakness to walk away from someone in need? These questions lie at the heart of Ann Packer’s intimate and emotionally thrilling new novel, which has won its author comparisons with Jane Hamilton and Sue Miller.
Author: Ann Packer
How much do we owe the people we love? Is it a sign of strength or weakness to walk away from someone in need? These questions lie at the heart of Ann Packer’s intimate and emotionally thrilling new novel, which has won its author comparisons with Jane Hamilton and Sue Miller. At the age of twenty-three Carrie Bell has spent her entire life in Wisconsin, with the same best friend and the same dependable, easygoing, high school sweetheart. Now to her dismay she has begun to find this life suffocating and is considering leaving it–and Mike–behind. But when Mike is paralyzed in a diving accident, leaving seems unforgivable and yet more necessary than ever. The Dive from Clausen’s Pier animates this dilemma–and Carrie’s startling response to it–with the narrative assurance, exacting realism, and moral complexity we expect from the very best fiction.
Packer's sterling collection of stories is framed by two novellas: "Walk for Mankind" about teenager Richard Appleby and his bittersweet relationship with Sasha Horowitz, a rebellious, risk-taking 14-year-old, who has a clandestine affair ...
Author: Ann Packer
Packer's sterling collection of stories is framed by two novellas: "Walk for Mankind" about teenager Richard Appleby and his bittersweet relationship with Sasha Horowitz, a rebellious, risk-taking 14-year-old, who has a clandestine affair with a drug dealer; and, "Things Said or Done" set three decades later, when Sasha, now 51 and divorced, has become Richard's caretaker.
A NOTE ABOUT THE AUTHOR Ann Packer received a Great Lakes Book Award
and the Kate Chopin Literary Award for The Dive from Clausen's Pier, a national
best seller that has been translated into ten languages. Also the author of ...
Author: Ann Packer
Ann Packer’s debut novel, The Dive from Clausen’s Pier, was a nationwide bestseller that established her as one of our most gifted chroniclers of the interior lives of women. Now, in her long-awaited second novel, she takes us on a journey into a lifelong friendship pushed to the breaking point. 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 sixteen. In the decades that followed–through Liz’s marriage and the birth of her children, through Sarabeth’s attempts to make a happy life for herself despite the shadow cast by her mother’s act–their relationship remained a source of continuity and strength. But when Liz’s adolescent daughter enters dangerous waters that threaten to engulf the family, the fault lines in the women’s friendship are revealed, and both Liz and Sarabeth are forced to reexamine their most deeply held beliefs about their connection. Songs Without Words is about the sometimes confining roles we take on in our closest relationships, about the familial myths that shape us both as children and as parents, and about the limits–and the power–of the friendships we create when we are young. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Author: Alvin H. Marill
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Category: Performing Arts
Supplementing Movies Made for Television: 1964-2004, this new volume contains entries on an additional 400 television films and mini-series produced between 2005 and 2009. Each entry includes extensive production credits (director, writer, producer, composer, director of photography, and editor) and a complete cast and character listing.
Social classes—United States—Fiction Suspense fiction The Dive From Clausen's Pier. Ann Packer. Knopf, 2002. When her boyfriend becomes
paralyzed as the result of a dive from Clausen's pier, Carrie must decide whether
to stay and ...
Author: Emanuel Prostano
Category: Literary Criticism
BOOKS: The Quick and Easy Way to Select the Best will guide you to the "Best" books published during the first three years of the 21st century. Titles were drawn from: bestseller lists published by the traditional media, "top sellers" from major online booksellers, award-winning books, books recommended by book clubs and books recommended by national television/radio personalities. Designed for adult readers, many titles would also be suitable reading for high school and middle school students.BOOKS has three sections. Sections I and II include bestsellers cited in print and electronic sources. Section III focuses on other useful sources that will help you find "Best" books: Book and Media Vendors Online, Television/Radio Programs, Book Awards and Book Clubs. Equipped with BOOKS you can go to your local bookstore, library, retail store or online with specific titles in mind. The choices you make will suit your interests and needs; the time you save will be yours. Number of bestsellers cited-635 Number of fiction bestsellers-363 Number of nonfiction bestsellers-272 Mysteries-the most populated fiction category-101 U.S. Government, politics-the most populated nonfiction category-34
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Author: Toby Karten
Publisher: National Professional Resources Inc./Dude Publishing
This Teacher Training Edition is for use by both instructors and their students in training sessions on inclusion practices. It is specifically designed for college professors and staff trainers who teach lesson planning skills as part of their pre-service or in-service courses. The content parallels the original Inclusion Plan Book, but is organized for training purposes and includes professional activities to examine inclusion practices for whole class, small groups, and individual students. It contains additional downloadable forms for inclusion documentation and online resources that are valuable tools for any "teacher-in-training" staff development program. Purchase multiple copies for your in-service professional learning experiences or have your college bookstore order copies for students taking your inclusion course.
—Ann Packer, author of The Dive from Clausen's Pier and Songs Without Words
“Waldman knits [relationships] together with the pleasing symmetry of a doily. . . .
She also constructs an impressive parallel between the vocations of ...
Author: Ayelet Waldman
As lyrical as a sonata, Ayelet Waldman’s follow-up novel to Love and Other Impossible Pursuits explores the aftermath of a family tragedy. Set on the coast of Maine over the course of four summers, Red Hook Road tells the story of two families, the Tetherlys and the Copakens, and of the ways in which their lives are unraveled and stitched together by misfortune, by good intentions and failure, and by love and calamity. A marriage collapses under the strain of a daughter’s death; two bereaved siblings find comfort in one another; and an adopted young girl breathes new life into her family with her prodigious talent for the violin. As she writes with obvious affection for these unforgettable characters, Ayelet Waldman skillfully interweaves life’s finer pleasures—music and literature—with the more mundane joys of living. Within these resonant pages, a vase filled with wildflowers or a cold beer on a hot summer day serve as constant reminders that it’s often the little things that make life so precious.
—Ann Packer, author of The Dive from Clausen's Pier “Vida's evocative
descriptions of life in Lapland . . . underscore the themes of isolation and
otherworldliness but never overwhelm the core story of Clarissa's despair. A
luminescent and ...
Author: Vendela Vida
Publisher: Harper Collins
On the day of her father's funeral, twenty-eight-year-old Clarissa Iverton discovers that he wasn't her biological father after all. Her mother disappeared fourteen years earlier, and her fiancé has just revealed a life-changing secret to her. Alone and adrift, Clarissa travels to mystical Lapland, where she believes she'll meet her real father. There, at a hotel made of ice, Clarissa is confronted with the truth about her mother's history, and must make a decision about how—and where—to live the rest of her life.
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Author: Toni Bernhard
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
This life-affirming, instructive, and thoroughly inspiring book is a must-read for anyone who is - or who might one day be - sick. It can also be the perfect gift of guidance, encouragement, and uplifting inspiration to family, friends, and loved ones struggling with the many terrifying or disheartening life changes that come so close on the heels of a diagnosis of a chronic condition or life-threatening illness. Authentic and graceful, How to be Sick reminds us of our endless inner freedom, even under high degrees of suffering and pain. The author - who became ill while a university law professor in the prime of her career - tells the reader how she got sick and, to her and her partner's bewilderment, stayed that way. Toni had been a longtime meditator, going on long meditation retreats and spending many hours rigorously practicing, but soon discovered that she simply could no longer engage in those difficult and taxing forms. She had to learn ways to make "being sick" the heart of her spiritual practice - and through truly learning how to be sick, she learned how, even with many physical and energetic limitations, to live a life of equanimity, compassion, and joy. And whether we ourselves are ill or not, we can learn these vital arts from Bernhard's generous wisdom in How to Be Sick.
... a hilarious comic duo . ( R ) Fantastic Four Cheesy comic book film . Four
adults gain superpowers after an accident and then squabble endlessly among
themselves . ( PG - 13 ) PEOPLE July 25 , from dive clausen's pier Life can be a
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But I Don ' t ) ( 2004 ) ( CC ) : A wedding planner mistakenly thinks a man she ' s
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another has discovered their secret . Enter lone Short story writer Ann Packer
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Category: Talking books
Includes audio versions, and annual title-author index.
The New York Times reviewer of Ann Packer's The Dive from Clausen's Pier (
Knopf , 2002 ) tells us that with its elements of “ emergency rooms , wheelchairs
and disability , ” the novel could " easily have congealed into a daytime television
As she investigates she uncovers some other deadly secrets linked to Lady
Liberty . THE DIVE FROM CLAUSEN'S PIER by Anna Packer . A lifelong
Wisconsin resident finds her life suffocating and makes plans to leave it – and her
fiance ' .
Author: American Book Trade AssociationPublish On: 2007
Knopf , $ 24.95 ( 352p ) ISBN 978-0-375-41281-3 acker follows her well -
received first novel , The Dive from Clausen's Pier , with a richly nuanced
meditation on the place of friendship in women's lives . Liz and Sarabeth's
childhood friendship ...
Author: American Book Trade Association
Category: Book industries and trade Canada Periodicals
THE DIVE FROM CLAUSEN'S PIER (by Ann Packer), read by Scarlett Johansson
(abridged ed.) (series) Random House Audio, 2002. 3 cassettes 300 min $25.00 [
Literature and drama] 1) American fiction * AudioFile v1.1 n3, Oct/Nov, 2002.
-Ann Packer , author of The Dive from Clausen's Pier John Cassidy Ian Frazier
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