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The Buddha in the attic

Julie Otsuka

The Buddha in the attic

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Published by Alfred A. Knopf in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fiction,
  • Japanese,
  • Mail order brides,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJulie Otsuka
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3615.T88 B83 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24839324M
    ISBN 109780307700001
    LC Control Number2011013568


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