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sunlight dialogues

John Gardner

sunlight dialogues

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Published by Ballantine Books in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementJohn Gardner ; illustrations by John Napper.
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 746 p. :
Number of Pages746
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14413572M
ISBN 100345236505

  In “The Sunlight Dialogues” and “Nickel Meuntain” Gardner shifted his scene from the weird Nordic past to upstate New York, populating his books with rural and small‐town figures who.


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