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Ann Packer's newest book, Swim Back to Me, is comprised of a novella and five short stories.
The stories in this collection are connected by Packer's superb use of language and her ability to bring a character to life.
What I found in "Swim Back To Me" was a wonderful set of interesting, moving, and well written stories.
So, not a fan of this novel or rather novelette's. I read this years ago and tried to re-read it again and still not a fan. The stories do not become cohesive. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Avid Reader
I am not usually a fan of short stories but this collection is excellent and so satisfying. Each story contains characters that are so carefully developed that it feels like... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
I'm not a fan of short stories and only read them by authors that I really like. Ann Packer is one of those authors, and these stories are great. Read morePublished 21 months ago by MG
I really liked Ann Packer's novel The Dive from Clausen's Pier, and I enjoyed this book of short stories also, though not as much. Read morePublished on November 20, 2012 by Mary Lee Moser
Not a big fan of short story collections and this one followed suit. Although there were a few "moments" where I enjoyed the characters and stories, I didn't feel that the stories... Read morePublished on November 6, 2012 by Lisa Ann Collazzo
If there is a connection here, it was lost on me. Nothing negative at all....good stuff....not great....first offering was with a curious ending....Published on September 17, 2012 by ladyprof
I had high hopes for "Swim Back to Me," based on a blurb in Paperback Row of the New York Times Book Review. Read morePublished on June 9, 2012 by Lefay
The first story--novella?--titled "Walk for Mankind" is 100 pages that essentially go no where. The writing is dull, unimaginative, with very blah characters who essentially roam... Read morePublished on May 31, 2012 by C. E. Selby
Reading Ann Packer always quietly astounds me - the way she so minutely and sensitively delves into and depicts the delicate psychological and emotional states of her characters... Read morePublished on January 7, 2012 by JSC Siow