The Namesake
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HMH Books, 2004.
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9780547429311
Lexile measure
1140L
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English
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Level 7.2, 18 Points
Lexile measure
1140

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Jhumpa Lahiri., & Jhumpa Lahiri|AUTHOR. (2004). The Namesake. HMH Books.

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Jhumpa Lahiri and Jhumpa Lahiri|AUTHOR. 2004. The Namesake. HMH Books.

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Jhumpa Lahiri and Jhumpa Lahiri|AUTHOR, The Namesake. HMH Books, 2004.

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Jhumpa Lahiri, and Jhumpa Lahiri|AUTHOR. The Namesake. HMH Books, 2004. Web.

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Full titlenamesake
Authorlahiri jhumpa
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Last Update2021-08-03 18:59:19PM
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