How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents (9781565129757) Julia Alvarez


Product Details:
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Algonquin Books; Reprint edition (January 12, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 156512975X
ISBN-13: 978-1565129757

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8.2 x 6.1 x 0.9 inches
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