News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


PRESS RELEASE 04/12/2012
Subject :

Palo Alto City Library and Books Inc. Present Author Ann Packer
Contact : Ouida Charles, Library Services Manager    650-329-2620

Palo Alto, CA – The Palo Alto City Library and Books Inc. of Palo Alto are pleased to announce that Ann Packer will present her novel Swim Back to Me on April 18, 2012.

Many of Ann Packer’s stories focus on what it was like growing up in Palo Alto in the seventies. She will be speaking and signing books at the Downtown Library, 270 Forest Avenue. The program begins at 7 p.m.

Mark Weiss wrote in his blog ("Ann Packer to Rock Downtown Library"), "I’m excited to see that the local author, Gunn and Yale graduate, Ann Packer will be appearing and reading at the Downtown Library."

Ann Packer’s collection of stories is emotionally searing. They are framed by two masterfully linked narratives that express the transformation of a single family over the course of a lifetime.

The Library and Books Inc. partnership brings novelists and short story writers to Palo Alto every month. Library customers with further questions should contact Ouida Charles, at or 650-329-2620.