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Drinking the rain by Alix Kates Shulman

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Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in New York .
Written in English



  • Maine,
  • Homes and haunts,
  • Maine.


  • Shulman, Alix Kates -- Homes and haunts -- Maine.,
  • Authors, American -- Homes and haunts -- Maine.,
  • Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.,
  • Women -- Maine -- Biography.,
  • Islands -- Maine.,
  • Solitude.,
  • Maine -- Social life and customs.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementAlix Kates Shulman.
LC ClassificationsPS3569.H77 Z47 1995
The Physical Object
Pagination241 p. ;
Number of Pages241
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1100845M
LC Control Number94025693

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