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10 edition of A river town found in the catalog.

A river town

by Thomas Keneally

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  • 1 Currently reading

Published by Plume in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Australia
    • Subjects:
    • City and town life -- Fiction,
    • Social classes -- Fiction,
    • Irish -- Australia -- Fiction,
    • Prejudices -- Fiction,
    • Immigrants -- Fiction,
    • Australia -- Fiction

    • Edition Notes

      StatementThomas Keneally.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR9619.3.K46 R58 1996
      The Physical Object
      Pagination324 p. ;
      Number of Pages324
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL811023M
      ISBN 100452276551
      LC Control Number95047911
      OCLC/WorldCa33863828

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