good thief. by Jim Dilles

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Published by Crowell in New York .

Written in English

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A novel.

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LC ClassificationsPZ4.D578 Go
The Physical Object
Pagination251 p.
Number of Pages251
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5794559M
LC Control Number60006286
OCLC/WorldCa5809424

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The novel won the Long Barn Books First Novel Award. Below is a list of Chris Ewan’s books in order of when they were first released: Publication Order of Good Thief's Guide Books.A GOOD GIRL A SHORT HISTORY OF THE JEWISH FIST FIGHTER THE WRATH OF ROSA LIESEL’S LECTURE THE SLEEPER THE SWAPPING OF NIGHTMARES PAGES FROM THE BASEMENT Tears were frozen to the book thief’s face.

THE ECLIPSE Next is a signature black, to show the poles of my versatility, if you like. It was the darkest moment before the.

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