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The spectator bird

Wallace Stegner

The spectator bird

  • 10 Want to read
  • 40 Currently reading

Published by G. K. Hall in Boston .
Written in English

    Places:
  • California,
  • Denmark
    • Subjects:
    • Americans -- Denmark -- Fiction,
    • Older men -- Fiction,
    • Danish Americans -- Fiction,
    • Large type books,
    • California -- Fiction,
    • Denmark -- Fiction

    • Edition Notes

      StatementWallace Stegner.
      GenreFiction.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPZ3.S818 Sp3, PS3537.T316 Sp3
      The Physical Object
      Pagination409 p. ;
      Number of Pages409
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4904748M
      ISBN 100816164436
      LC Control Number76051369

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Wallace Earle Stegner (Febru – Ap ) was an American novelist, short story writer, environmentalist, and historian, often called "The Dean of Western Writers". He won the Pulitzer Prize in and the U.S.

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