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Keeping Corner

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Published by Hyperion .
Written in English


  • Historical Fiction (Young Adult),
  • Juvenile Fiction,
  • Children"s Books - Young Adult Fiction,
  • Children: Young Adult (Gr. 7-9),
  • Historical - Asia,
  • Juvenile Fiction / General,
  • Juvenile Fiction / Historical / General,
  • Historical - General,
  • People & Places - Asia,
  • Child marriage,
  • Family life,
  • Fiction,
  • India,
  • Widows

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages288
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11087517M
ISBN 100786838590
ISBN 109780786838592

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