This event was held on October 9, 2008 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
Ann Packerâ€™s debut novel, "The Dive from Clausenâ€™s Pier," was a nationwide best seller that established her as a gifted chronicler of the interior lives of women. Her second novel, "Songs Without Words," explores the lifelong friendship of two women, the confining roles we sometimes take upon ourselves, and the deep connection in a friendship that is pushed to the breaking point. Ann will discuss the novel, recently released in paperback. A book signing will follow with books for sale courtesy of Shaman Drum Bookshop, cosponsors of this event.
Ann Packer received the Great Lakes Book Award for "The Dive from Clausenâ€™s Pier," and is a past recipient of a James Michener award and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. Her fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Ploughshares, and other magazines, as well as in "Prize Stories 1992: The O. Henry Awards." She is the author of "Mendocino and Other Stories."