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Beautiful losers by Barbara Wersba

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Published by Harper & Row in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Family problems,
  • Fiction

Book details:

About the Edition

Eighteen-year-old Rita, an overweight writer living in a Long Island town, is caught between love for her parents and love for Arnold, a man twice her age.

Edition Notes

StatementBarbara Wersba
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ7.W473 Be 1988
The Physical Object
Pagination149 p. ;
Number of Pages149
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24744955M
ISBN 100060263636, 0060263644
LC Control Number87007590

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