by Ann Packer

NOOK Book(eBook)


Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
WANT A NOOK?  Explore Now


A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection
Virginia, a copywriter at an ad agency, looks around her office one day and realizes that everyone—well, nearly everyone—is pregnant.  Can she be happy for them? 

“Babies,” included in the prestigious O. Henry anthology series in 1992, is a sharply funny and perfectly observed story of pregnancy, city living, the semantic contradiction of “creative directors,” and finding one’s place in the world. A selection from Ann Packer’s luminous first collection Mendocino and Other Stories. 

An eBook short.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101970232
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/31/2015
Series: A Vintage Short
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 28
Sales rank: 659,579
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Ann Packer is the author of two best-selling novels, Songs Without Words and The Dive from Clausen’s Pier, the latter of which received a Great Lakes Book Award, an American Library Association Award, and the Kate Chopin Literary Award. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The Washington Post, Vogue, and Real Simple. She is the author of the story collections Mendocino and Other Stories and Swim Back to Me, and, most recently, the novel The Children’s Crusade. She lives in northern California with her family.


San Carlos, California

Date of Birth:


Place of Birth:

Stanford, California


B.A., Yale University; M.F.A., University of Iowa

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Babies 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sunkit~A golden tabby she with clear blue eyes.<p>Skykit~a blue tom with sharp gray eyes.<p>Windkit~a silvery-white she with liquid gold eyes. Rainkit is her identical twin brother.<p>Rainkit~a silvery-white tom with liquid gold eyes. Windkit is his identical twin sister.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you want a good book, I do NOT recommend this one at all!! So booooooooring!!!!!!