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- August 17, 2012

Old, but still kicking

Nancy Packer's short stories offer crystal-clear characterizations

by Carol Blitzer

"Old Ladies," by Nancy Huddleston Packer, John Daniel & Company, McKinleyville, Ca., 174 pp., $15

This story contains 1305 words.

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Associate Editor Carol Blitzer can be emailed at cblitzer@paweekly.com.


Posted by Bonnie Zare, a resident of Nixon School
on Aug 21, 2012 at 1:41 pm

What a wonderful article! It is difficult to capture the endearing toughness and bulls-eye vision of Dr. Nancy Packer, but this writer did a great job at bringing us into her presence. Now I can't wait to get the book!

Posted by Eddie Chuculate, a resident of another community
on Sep 11, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Way to go, Nancy, from your former Stegner student Eddie Chuculate

Posted by Earline Reid, a resident of another community
on Nov 25, 2014 at 9:37 am

Delighted to read this fine description of a fine writer whom I met long ago, i960, when she and my husband studied together in the Stanford Writing Program. We are of an age, and her ideas about writing fit my own well. That is very encouraging, i must say.

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