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Bookclub in a Box Discusses the Novel The Ash Garden, written by Dennis Bock

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Published by Bookclub-In-A-Box .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • General,
  • Fiction / General,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages80
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8580418M
    ISBN 100973398418
    ISBN 109780973398410
    OCLC/WorldCa124511865

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