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His little women a novel by Judith Rossner

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Published by Summit Books in New York .
Written in English



  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)


  • Fathers and daughters -- Fiction,
  • Sibling rivalry -- Fiction,
  • Divorced men -- Fiction,
  • Sisters -- Fiction,
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Fiction

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Edition Notes

StatementJudith Rossner.
LC ClassificationsPS3568.O848 H5 1990
The Physical Object
Pagination367 p. ;
Number of Pages367
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2204284M
ISBN 100671648586
LC Control Number89026128

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