Margaret Jull Costa
|Pub. Date||Edition||Publisher||Phys Desc.||Availability|
|1998||1st ed.||Harcourt Brace & Company||294 p. ; 24 cm.|| |
3 copies, 2 people are on the wait list.
|2011||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt||661 p. ; 22 cm.|| |
1 copy, 1 person is on the wait list.
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