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The Dive from Clausen's Pier

By Ann Packer, 1959-

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.

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Book

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Publish Date

2003

ISBN

0375727132


Format: Book
Author: Packer, Ann, 1959-
Title: The dive from Clausen's pier / Ann Packer.
Publisher Date: New York : Vintage Contemporaries, 2003, c2002.
Subject: Young women -- Fiction Accident victims -- Fiction Wisconsin -- Fiction
Isbn: 0375727132 (pbk.) 9780375727139 (pbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: F Packer
Oclc: 52074776
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Bib Id: 278173

Format: Book
Author: Packer, Ann, 1959-
Title: The dive from Clausen's pier / Ann Packer.
Edition: 1st Vintage contemporaries ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Vintage Contemporaries, 2003, c2002.
Description: 413 p. ; 21 cm.
Subjects: Young women -- Fiction
Subjects: Accident victims -- Fiction
Subjects: Wisconsin -- Fiction
Notes: Originally published: New York : Knopf, 2002.
ISBN: 0375727132 (pbk.)
ISBN: 9780375727139 (pbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: F Packer