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The Algonquin Reader - Fall 2013 - cover

The Algonquin Reader - Fall 2013

Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill

Publisher: Algonquin Books

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Author essays and excerpts from forthcoming fiction by Robert Morgan, Lee Smith, Lauren Grodstein, Drew Perry, and Gina Frangello.A biannual publication for friends of Algonquin Books.

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