The dive from Clausen's pier

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New York : Vintage Contemporaries, 2003.
0375727132, 9780375727139
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New York : Vintage Contemporaries, 2003.
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413 pages ; 21 cm
0375727132, 9780375727139
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Level 5.4, 22 Points
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Originally published: New York : Knopf, 2002.
Twenty-three-year-old Carrie Bell feels suffocated and wants to leave her life in Wisconsin, but when her fiancé is paralyzed in a diving accident, she must ask, how much do we owe the people we love? How much do we owe the people we love? Is it a sign of strength or weakness to walk away from someone in need? These questions lie at the heart of Ann Packer's intimate and emotionally thrilling new novel, which has won its author comparisons with Jane Hamilton and Sue Miller. At the age of twenty-three Carrie Bell has spent her entire life in Wisconsin, with the same best friend and the same dependable, easygoing, high school sweetheart. Now to her dismay she has begun to find this life suffocating and is considering leaving it-and Mike-behind. But when Mike is paralyzed in a diving accident, leaving seems unforgivable and yet more necessary than ever. The Dive from Clausen's Pier animates this dilemma-and Carrie's startling response to it-with the narrative assurance, exacting realism, and moral complexity we expect from the very best fiction.
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Packer, A. (2003). The dive from Clausen's pier (First Vintage contemporaries edition.). Vintage Contemporaries.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Packer, Ann, 1959-. 2003. The Dive From Clausen's Pier. New York: Vintage Contemporaries.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Packer, Ann, 1959-. The Dive From Clausen's Pier New York: Vintage Contemporaries, 2003.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Packer, Ann. The Dive From Clausen's Pier First Vintage contemporaries edition., Vintage Contemporaries, 2003.

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