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The American Libraries collection includes material contributed from across the United States. Institutions range from the Library of Congress to many local public libraries. As a whole, this collection of material brings holdings that cover many facets of American life and scholarship into the public domain. Significant portions of this collection have been generously sponsored by Microsoft, Yahoo!, The Sloan Foundation, and others.


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by Allende, Isabel
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Translation of: La casa de los espíritus
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Topics: Authors, Chilean, Chilean literature, Spanish American literature, Women authors, Chilean
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by Atwood, Margaret, 1939-
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"This visionary novel. in which God and Government are joined, and America is run as a Puritanical Theoracy, can be read as a companion volume to Orwell's 1984-its verso, in fact. It gives you the same degree of chill, even as it suggests the varieties of tyrannical experience; it evokes the same kind of horror even as its mordant wit makes you smile." E.L.Doctorow
Topics: Man-woman relationships, Misogyny, Women
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Bishop T.D. Jakes offers inspired advice for women who want to enrich their relationships -- with themselves, their men and their God
Topics: Women, Women, Christian women, Christian women, Marriage
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by Dangarembga, Tsitsi
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"This U.S. edition first published in 1989 by Seal Press"--T.p. verso
Topic: Women
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Uncorrected manuscript in spiral bound covers
Topics: Women plantation owners, Mothers and sons, African Americans, Slaves
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by Sheldon, Sidney
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In Paris, Washington, and at a breathtaking villa in Greece, an innocent American becomes a bewildered, horror-stricken pawn in a game of vengeance and betrayal, in this paperback reissue of Sheldon's #1 bestseller.
Topics: Capitalists and financiers, Married women, Americans, Fiction, Protected DAISY, Accessible book,...
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Through different eyes -- The gatekeepers -- Stairway to heaven -- Why do you hide from me? -- Elijah -- Absorbing the pain of others -- A creature without a soul -- The intermediary -- The angel of death -- The bombers -- The angel of mother's love -- Country cottage -- Telling Joe -- I never knew I had a guardian angel -- The power of prayer -- The tunnel -- Three knocks on the window -- Isn't Lorna lucky-- -- "I'm here, I'm here--here I am!" -- The golden chain -- I need some...
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Topics: Byrne, Lorna, Women mystics, Religious biography
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by Tan, Amy
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In 1949, four Chinese women--drawn together by the shadow of their past--begin meeting in San Francisco to play mah jong, invest in stocks and "say" stories. They call their gathering the Joy Luck Club--and forge a relationship that binds them for more than three decades. A celebrated novel in the tradition of Alice Adams and Margaret Atwood from the bestselling author of The Kitchen God's Wife
Topics: Women, Asian Americans, Chinese Americans, Mother and child, Mothers, Reminiscing in old age, Loss...
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by Norwood, Robin
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Includes index
Topic: Women
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by Rivers, Francine, 1947-
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Topics: Church history, Women slaves
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by Flynn, Gillian, 1971-
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Returning to her hometown after an eight-year absence to investigate the murders of two girls, reporter Camille Preaker is reunited with her neurotic mother and enigmatic, thirteen-year-old half-sister as she works to uncover the truth about the killings
Topic: Women journalists
Reprint. Originally published: New York : Macmillan, 1977
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Topics: African American women, African American women
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by Bianchin, Helen
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"Wedlocked!"--Cover
Topics: Romance - Contemporary, Fiction / Romance / General, Romance - General, Fiction, Fiction - Romance,...
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Beauty and the beast -- Bluebeard -- Cat and mouse -- Cinderella -- East of the sun and west of the moon -- Goldilocks and the three barons -- Mirror on the wall -- Mrs. Fox -- Snow White in the woods -- The empress' new clothes -- The goose girl -- The sheep in wolves' clothing -- The ugly duckling
Topics: Fairy tales, Erotic stories, Short stories, Women
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Topics: Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, Maulana, 1207-1273, Housewives, Jewish women, Sufis, Sufism, Mevleviyeh
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by Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976
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The mirror crack'd.--A Caribbean mystery.--Nemesis.--What Mrs. McGillicuddy saw!--The body in the library
Topics: Marple, Jane (Fictitious character), Detective and mystery stories, English, Women detectives
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"Harlequin presents, 2705."
Topics: Billionaires, Single women
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by Stockett, Kathryn
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Originally published: New York : Amy Einhorn Books, c2009
Topics: Civil rights movements, African American women
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by King, Stephen, 1947-
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Forced by overwhelming evidence to confess her life of crime, Dolores Claiborne, a foul-tempered New Englander, describes how her disintegrating marriage years before caused her heart to turn murderous
Topics: Women, Horror tales
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by Stone, Merlin
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Bibliography: p. 246-257
Topic: Women and religion
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by Kincaid, Jamaica
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Lucy has left the West Indies for a job in New York, but she discovers that her employers' perfect lives are not what they seem
Topics: West Indian Americans, Women household employees
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İlk Türk kadın romancı--Cover;Includes bibliographical references (pages 126-128)
Topics: Fatma Aliye, 1862-1936?, Women authors, Turkish, Authors, Turkish, Women and literature, Authors,...
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by Phillips, Susan Elizabeth
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2 titles in one volume
Topics: Football players, Women college teachers, Gifted persons
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Includes a discussion guide (p. [283-298])
Topics: Women, Multiple personality, Man-woman relationships
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Lindy was amazed when shipping tycoon Atreus Drakos made her his mistress.Her-with her fuller figure and lowly lifestyle making candles and potpourri! However, Atreus seemed enchanted by her curves when he made passionate love to her at his country retreat.But Lindy came down to earth with two bumps, first when Atreus revealed she was just his weekend mistress; hisbridewould be selected from the upper echelons of Greek society. The second bump she wouldn't be able to hide because she was...
Topics: Greeks, Rich people, Mistresses, Pregnant women, Man-woman relationships
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by Mortimer, Carole; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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"First North American publication 2007"--T.p. verso
Topics: Pregnant women, Bachelors, Man-woman relationships
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by Camp, Candace
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Topic: Married women
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by Danticat, Edwidge, 1969-
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The Farming of Bones begins in 1937 in a village on the Dominican side of the river that separates the country from Haiti. Amabelle Desir, Haitian-born and a faithful maidservant to the Dominican family that took her in when she was orphaned, and her lover Sebastien, an itinerant sugarcane cutter, decide they will marry and return to Haiti at the end of the cane season. However, hostilities toward Haitian laborers find a vitriolic spokesman in the ultra nationalist Generalissimo Trujillo who...
Topics: Trujillo Molina, Rafael Leónidas, 1891-1961, Massacres, Haitians, Women household employees,...
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"Passion has a double price ... Alexander Konstantinakos has discovered that one passionate night in Manchester had its consequences: two, to be precise. Out of the blue he's turned up on Ruby Wareham's doorstep--to take his twin sons back to Greece! Ruby's shocked that she's still so attracted to the dark, sexy and powerful Alexander! She's afraid she might lose her beautiful boys, whom she's struggled to bring up on her own, but maybe there's a solution ... Can she wed Sander--a virtual...
Topics: Poor women, Single mothers, Greeks, Birthfathers, Billionaires, Mothers and sons, Twins, Marriage,...
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Topics: Single mothers, Poor women, Princes, Italians, Arranged marriage, Revenge
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Topic: Sex instruction for women
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Topics: Greeks, Billionaires, Women gardeners, Married people
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by Lucy Monroe
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Topics: Young women, Marriage, Princes, Fiction
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by James, Eloisa
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Forced into marriage at eleven, Gina is left by the Duke of Girton who immediately flees to Greece, but when Gina falls in love, he returns to grant her an annulment only to be surprised by the feelings that emerge
Topics: Runaway husbands, Married women, Nobility
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by McNaught, Judith
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Julie is a third-grade teacher in a small Texas town and is a pillar of the community. Putting her past behind her, she is determined that nothing will shatter the perfect life she has fashioned
Topics: Man-woman relationships, Fugitives from justice, Kidnapping, Women teachers
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by Paton Walsh, Jill, 1937-; Sayers, Dorothy L. (Dorothy Leigh), 1893-1957
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Mystery written by Jill Paton Walsh based on Dorothy Sayers's descriptions of the Wimseys coping with wartime conditions in 1940
Topics: Women's Land Army (Great Britain), Vane, Harriet (Fictitious character), Wimsey, Peter, Lord...
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by Woodiwiss, Kathleen E
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Topic: Women artists
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Originally published: Richmond, Surrey : Mills & Boon, 2003
Topics: Arranged marriage, Billionaires, Young women, English, Illegitimate children
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by Winters, Rebecca
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Topics: American Light Romantic Fiction, Fiction, Fiction - Romance, Romance: Modern, Romance -...
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by Donald, Robyn
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Topics: Poor women, Extortion
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Topics: Businessmen, Young women, Dwellings, Virginity, Revenge, Marriage
Topics: Man-woman relationships, Men, Women, Loss (Psychology), Separation (Psychology), Self-help...
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by Howard, Linda, 1950-
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Topic: Women physicians
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Topics: Millionaires, Women journalists, Pregnancy
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by Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976
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"Would you like to see a picture of a murderer?" So asks a stranger of Miss Jane Marple while she is vacationing on luxurious St. Honore. Before she has a chance to answer, the mystery man vanishes, only to be found dead the following day. Now Miss Marple is asking the questions: What happened to the curious photo: Why is the hotelier prone to nightmares? Why doesn't the most-talked-about guest, a reclusive millionaire, ever leave his room? Any why is Miss Marple fearing for her own...
Topics: Marple, Jane (Fictitious character), Women detectives, Detective and mystery stories
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Topics: Women, Beauty, Personal
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by Marshall, Paule, 1929-
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"A Plume book."
Topics: African American women, African Americans, Granadian Americans, Widows, Ocean travel
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by Morgan, Sarah, 1948-
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"Previously published in the U.K. as The Vasquez mistress."
Topics: Mistresses, Pregnant women, Man-woman relationships
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Special bonus features inside
Topics: Princesses, Pregnant women, Greeks
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by James, Julia
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Topics: Man-woman relationships, Brothers, Sisters, Men, Young women, Billionaires
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Topics: Millionaires, Women novelists, Housesitting
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by Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976
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The Tuesday club murders. The Tuesday night club ; The idol house of Astarte ; Ingots of gold ; The bloodstained pavement ; Motive v. opportunity ; The thumbmark of St. Peter ; The blue geranium ; The companion ; The four suspects ; A Christmas tragedy ; The herb of death ; The affair at the bungalow ; Death by drowning -- The regatta mystery. Miss Marple tells a story -- Three blind mice. Strange jest ; The case of the perfect maid ; The case of the caretaker ; Tape-measure murder -- Double...
Topics: Marple, Jane (Fictitious character), Detective and mystery stories, English, Women detectives
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"Harlequin presents--babies galore!"--Cover verso
Topics: Billionaires, Pregnant women, Marriage
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by Howard, Linda; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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Series statement taken from spine
Topics: Women archeologists, Rain forests
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Greek hotel magnate Chrysander Anetakis's former mistress was pregnant? And had amnesia? That meant Marley Jameson didn't remember betraying him by selling company secrets. Or that he'd thrown her out of his life. So he told her a little white lie: they were engaged. Then he swept her away to his Greek island to await the birth of his baby and enjoy her sudden devotion before tossing her out. But he didn't count on Marley regaining her memory so soon
Topics: Impostors and imposture, Pregnant women, Mistresses, Brothers, Amnesia
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by Woodiwiss, Kathleen E
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Topics: Love stories, Young women, Soldiers
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Topics: Non-Classifiable, Women, Sex (Psychology)
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Austen, Jane, 1775-1817, Austen, Jane, 1775-1817, Women and literature, Love stories, English
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"She's sexy, successful and pregnant!"--P. [4] of cover
Topics: Pregnant women, Marriage
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Marriage, Christian women
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by Lindsey, Johanna; Avon Books; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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Source: Copyright deposit, June 24, 1993
Topics: Young women, Americans, Ship captains
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by Jeffries, Sabrina
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Topics: Young women, Nobility, Americans, Arranged marriage
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by Osborne, Maggie
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Topics: Gold mines and mining, Women pioneers, Large type books
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Topics: Millionaires, Italians, Pregnant women
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by Mortimer, Carole
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"Original hardcover edition published in 1985 by Mills & Boon Limited"--T.p. verso
Topics: Women singers, Hotelkeepers
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"Mistaken for a mistress"--P. [4] of cover
Topics: Islands, Young women, Mistaken identity, Virginity, Deception, Mistresses, Seduction
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by Fox, Susan
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Topics: Ranchers, Widowers, Single fathers, Women ex-convicts
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by Carole Mortimer
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Topics: Single people, Corporate lawyers, Women lawyers, Fiction, Enemies
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by McNaught, Judith
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"Thorndike Press large print basic series"--T.p. verso
Topics: Actresses, Married women, Missing persons, Large type books
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Topics: Marriages of royalty and nobility -- Fiction, Inheritance and succession -- Fiction, Pregnant women...
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by McNaught, Judith
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Topics: Man-woman relationships, Fugitives from justice, Kidnapping, Women teachers
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by Roberts, Nora
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Successful photographer Jo Ellen Hathaway thought she had put the disappearance of her mother behind her years ago, but when she receives a shocking portrait of her dead mother, she is compelled to return to her childhood home of Sanctuary and learn the truth about her family's past
Topics: Women photographers, Women photographers
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Topics: Pregnant women, Defloration, Bachelors, Man-woman relationships
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Topics: Romance - Contemporary, Fiction / Romance / General, Romance - General, Fiction, Fiction - Romance,...
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by Oke, Janette, 1935-
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A lovely eastern schoolteacher faces the frontier with firm resolve "never to marry one of those undependable, rough and rowdy adventurers of the West."
Topics: Women pioneers, Livres en gros caractères, Love stories