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The Best American short stories, 1981 selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines by Hortense Calisher

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Published by Houghton Mifflin in Boston .
Written in English


  • Short stories

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Edition Notes

Statementby Hortense Calisher with Shannon Ravenel ; with an introd. by Hortense Calisher
LC ClassificationsPS648.S5 B44 1981
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 348 p. ;
Number of Pages348
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24727456M
ISBN 100395312590
ISBN 109780395312599

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