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That was a particularly irksome part of the book. The kind of book about someone growing up and discovering life and getting it wrong and getting slightly better at it that I really respond to. Her books traveled pretty quickly to remainder bins.
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About this Item: Knopf : distributed by Random House, Paperback or Softback. No trivia or quizzes yet. An otherwise unmarked copy in a slightly age toned dust jacket. Sealed in shrink wrap for shipping.