The Shipping News
(eAudiobook)

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Simon & Schuster Audio, 2001.
ISBN
9780743540575
Lexile measure
730L
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5h 0m 0s
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Language
English
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Level 4.8, 16 Points
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730

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Annie Proulx., Annie Proulx|AUTHOR., & Robert Joy|READER. (2001). The Shipping News . Simon & Schuster Audio.

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Annie Proulx, Annie Proulx|AUTHOR and Robert Joy|READER. 2001. The Shipping News. Simon & Schuster Audio.

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Annie Proulx, Annie Proulx|AUTHOR and Robert Joy|READER. The Shipping News Simon & Schuster Audio, 2001.

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Annie Proulx, Annie Proulx|AUTHOR, and Robert Joy|READER. The Shipping News Simon & Schuster Audio, 2001.

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