Like Family: Growing Up in Other People"s Houses A Memoir by Paula McLain

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Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Social Science,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Personal Memoirs,
  • Royalty,
  • Women,
  • Social Science / Sociology / General,
  • Human Services,
  • Sociology - General,
  • Biography,
  • California,
  • Childhood and youth,
  • Foster children,
  • McLain, Paula,
  • Women poets, American

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages240
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10427920M
ISBN 100316597422
ISBN 109780316597425
OCLC/WorldCa50096840

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