Ernest J. Gaines" A lesson before dying a teacher"s guide by Deborah S. Replogle

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Published by National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, D.C .

Written in English

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Other titlesLesson before dying :
Statement[Deborah S. Replogle with Molly Thomas-Hicks for the National Endowment for the Arts ; with a preface by Dana Gioia]
SeriesThe big read, Big read, National Endowment for the Arts Collection
ContributionsThomas-Hicks, Molly, Gioia, Dana, National Endowment for the Arts, Institute of Museum and Library Services (U.S.), Arts Midwest (Organization : Minneapolis, Minn.)
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 20 p. :
Number of Pages20
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25463851M
OCLC/WorldCa302414140

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