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The Dive from Clausen's Pier

(2002)
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Carrie Bell is the worst person in the world. Or so she would have you think. In the gripping, carefully paced debut novel of personal epiphany, The Dive from Clausen's Pier, by O. Henry Award winner Ann Packer, Carrie's very survival is dependent upon her leaving her fiancé, even after he dives into shallow water at a Memorial Day picnic and becomes paralyzed. Things hadn't been going so well for the Madison, Wisconsin, high school and college sweethearts. Carrie knew, deep down, that she wasn't going to become Mrs. Michael Mayer. But expectations and pressure from all sides--his family, her mother, her best friend Jamie, Mike's best friend Rooster--force Carrie to shut herself up in her room and sew outfits of her own design as if in a trance. Then one night she slips out of the only universe she's ever known. Many hours later she finds herself on the doorstep of a high school classmate living in Manhattan. Carrie's adventures in the city--quirky roommates and a new romance with an older, emotionally impenetrable man--confuse her in her quest both to forgive herself and to embark on a career in fashion design. Packer writes in a convincing voice and packs a lot into this novel; she infuses Carrie with enough humanity and smarts to choose her own version of "happily ever after." --Emily Russin


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April 2003 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Dive From Clausen's Pier (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Ann Packer
ISBN: 0-613-62898-5 / 978-0-613-62898-3 (USA edition)
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December 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Dive from Clausen's Pier
Author(s): Ann Packer
ISBN: 0-7862-4733-9 / 978-0-7862-4733-2 (USA edition)
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April 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: Dive From Clausen's Pier
Author(s): Ann Packer
ISBN: 1-4000-4032-9 / 978-1-4000-4032-2 (USA edition)
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April 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Dive From Clausen's Pier
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ISBN: 0-375-41282-4 / 978-0-375-41282-0 (USA edition)
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2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Dive From Clausen's Pier, The
Author(s): Ann Packer
ISBN: 0-9650660-8-8 / 978-0-9650660-8-2 (USA edition)
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September 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Dive From Clausen's Pier
Author(s): Ann Packer
ISBN: 0-7499-3834-X / 978-0-7499-3834-5 (UK edition)
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April 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Large Print Press - The Dive From Clausen's Pier
Author(s): Ann Packer
ISBN: 1-4104-0093-X / 978-1-4104-0093-2 (USA edition)
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April 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Dive From Clausen's Pier: A Novel
Author(s): Ann Packer
ISBN: 0-375-72713-2 / 978-0-375-72713-9 (USA edition)
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March 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Dive From Clausen's Pier
Author(s): Ann Packer
ISBN: 0-7499-3363-1 / 978-0-7499-3363-0 (UK edition)
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September 2002 : Paperback
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Title: The Dive From Clausen's Pier
Author(s): Ann Packer
ISBN: 999990078X / 978-9999900782
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July 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Dive From Clausen's Pier
Author(s): Ann Packer
ISBN: 0-7499-3331-3 / 978-0-7499-3331-9 (UK edition)
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April 1902 : Paperback

Title: The DIVE FROM CLAUSENS PIER PROOF
Author(s): ANN PACKER
ISBN: 9999900348 / 978-9999900348
Publisher: Judy Piatkus Publishers Ltd
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April 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: #N/A
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September 2003 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Dive from Clausen's Pier
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ISBN: 0-7531-1826-2 / 978-0-7531-1826-9 (UK edition)
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May 2002 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The Dive From Clausen's Pier
Author(s): Ann Packer
ISBN: 0-7393-0469-0 / 978-0-7393-0469-3 (USA edition)
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Title: The Dive from Clausen's Pier
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April 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Dive From Clausen's Pier
Author(s): Ann Packer
ISBN: 0-553-71498-8 / 978-0-553-71498-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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July 2002 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Dive From Clausen's Pier (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Ann Packer
Publisher: Vintage
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