Songs Without Words by Ann Packer
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Songs Without Words Summary
Liz and Sarabeth were childhood neighbors in the suburbs of northern California, brought as close as sisters by the suicide of Sarabeths mother when the girls were just sixteen. In the decades that followedthrough Lizs marriage and the birth of her children, through Sarabeths attempts to make a happy life for herself despite the shadow cast by her mothers acttheir relationship remained a source of continuity and strength. But when Lizs adolescent daughter enters dangerous waters that threaten to engulf the family, the fault lines in the womens friendship are revealed, and both Liz and Sarabeth are forced to reexamine their most deeply held beliefs about their connection.
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"Packer gets deep into the perspectives of Liz, Sarabeth and Lauren, and follows out their conflicts with an unsentimental sympathy." - PW.
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Ann Packer Author Biography
Ann Packer was born in Stanford, California, in 1959, and grew up near Stanford University, where her parents were professors. She attended Yale University and then, after five years working at a publishing company in New York, she went on to the Iowa Writers Workshop, selling her first short story to The New Yorker a few weeks before receiving her degree. A fellowship at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing followed, and she spent two years living in Madison, Wisconsin, which would later become the setting of her first novel, The Dive from Clausens Pier.
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