Desert water seven stories. by Victoria Lincoln

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Published by Little, Brown in Boston .

Written in English

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LC ClassificationsPZ3.L6388 De, PS3523.I49 De
The Physical Object
Pagination238 p.
Number of Pages238
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5878541M
LC Control Number63008958
OCLC/WorldCa1358181

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