The cloud atlas by Liam Callanan

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Published by Thorndike Press in Waterville, Me .

Written in English

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  • Alaska


  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Alaska -- Fiction.,
  • Ordnance disposal units -- Fiction.,
  • Eskimo women -- Fiction.,
  • Young men -- Fiction.,
  • Palmists -- Fiction.,
  • Large type books.,
  • Alaska -- Fiction.

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementLiam Callanan.
SeriesThorndike Press large print adventure, Thorndike Press large print adventure series.
LC ClassificationsPS3603.A445 C35 2004b
The Physical Object
Pagination589 p. (large print) ;
Number of Pages589
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3304982M
ISBN 100786265930
LC Control Number2004047944

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