The Dive From Clausen's Pier

The Dive From Clausen's Pier

Book - 2002
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A suspenseful, richly layered first novel that asks: How much do people owe the people they love? "The Dive from Clausen's Pier" will speak to all those who have ever thought about leaving when they knew they should stay or felt trapped, not only by circumstance, but by the strength of their own love.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2002.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780375412820
Branch Call Number: FIC Packe
Characteristics: 369 pages ; 24 cm.


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Jun 21, 2015

What do you do when your fiancé becomes a quadriplegic? Carrie struggles with what to do. She’d been finding herself less in love before the accident, but now she avoids Mike as he remains in a coma and then awakens to find himself helpless. She falls apart and when a friend offers her a place to live in NYC she flees. She does find love, but in the end she discovers what really matters. As I read this book, I “was” Carrie. I struggled along with her as she figured out what do to. It is seldom I have some complete empathy with a character. But it’s quite plausible for any reader to find themselves in Carrie’s dilemma.

WVMLStaffPicks Dec 23, 2014

Nothing has ever changed much in Carrie Bell's life in a small Wisconsin town - not until her fiance is severely injured in an accident. After a painful summer of hospital visits and the realization that she is no longer in love, she flees to New York, to a new life, and a new relationship fraught with its own unanswered questions. This first novel from Ann Packer raises some complex and thought provoking questions about responsibility and loyalty.

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Feb 10, 2011

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EPLPicks_Teen Apr 06, 2010

After her fiancé is paralyzed in a diving accident, Carrie Bell is faced with difficult decisions in this fast-paced, character-driven novel.


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Feb 10, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.


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