An American summer

a novel by Frank Deford

Publisher: Beeler Large Print in Hampton Falls, N.H

Written in English
Cover of: An American summer | Frank Deford
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Edition Notes

StatementFrank Deford.
GenreFiction.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3554.E37 A83 2003
The Physical Object
Pagination280 p. (large print) ;
Number of Pages280
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3673943M
ISBN 101574904744
LC Control Number2003007544
OCLC/WorldCa51985014

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