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Swim Back to Me

(2011)
A novel by

 
 
From Ann Packer, author of the New York Times best-selling novels The Dive from Clausen's Pier and Songs Without Words, a collection of burnished, emotionally searing stories, framed by two unforgettable linked narratives that express the transformation of a single family over the course of a lifetime.

A wife struggles to make sense of her husband's sudden disappearance. A mother mourns her teenage son through the music collection he left behind. A woman shepherds her estranged parents through her brother's wedding and reflects on the year her family collapsed. A young man comes to grips with the joy - and vulnerability - of fatherhood. And, in the masterly opening novella, two teenagers from very different families forge a sustaining friendship, only to discover the disruptive and unsettling power of sex.

Ann Packer is one of our most talented archivists of family life, with its hidden crevasses and unforeseeable perils, and in these stories she explores the moral predicaments that define our social and emotional lives, the frailty of ordinary grace, and the ways in which we are shattered and remade by loss. With Swim Back to Me, she delivers shimmering psychological precision, unfailing intelligence, and page-turning drama: her most enticing work yet.

Genre: Romance

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Hardback Editions

June 2011 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Swim Back to Me (Center Point Platinum Fiction (Large Print))
Author(s): Ann Packer
ISBN: 1-61173-056-2 / 978-1-61173-056-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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April 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Swim Back to Me
Author(s): Ann Packer
ISBN: 1-4000-4404-9 / 978-1-4000-4404-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

April 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Swim Back to Me (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Ann Packer
ISBN: 1-4000-7973-X / 978-1-4000-7973-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Audio Editions

April 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Swim Back to Me
Author(s): Ann Packer
ISBN: 0-307-87792-2 / 978-0-307-87792-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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April 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Swim Back to Me
Author(s): Ann Packer
Publisher: Random House Audio
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April 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Swim Back to Me
Author(s): Ann Packer
Publisher: Random House Audio
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2000 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Swim Back to Me
Author(s): Various (Narrator) Ann Packer (Author)
ISBN: 0-307-87794-9 / 978-0-307-87794-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books On Tape
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Kindle Editions

April 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Swim Back to Me (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Ann Packer
Publisher: Vintage
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