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Autore: Larry McMurtry
Editore: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2001.
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : Biography : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"In 1999 Larry McMurtry, whose wanderlust had been previously restricted to the roads of America, set off for a trip to the paradise of Tahiti and the South Sea Islands in an old-fashioned tub of a cruise boat, at a time when his mother was slipping toward a paradise of her own. Opening up to her son in her final days, his mother makes a stunning revelation of a previous marriage and sends McMurtry on a journey of  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Biography
Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Online version:
McMurtry, Larry.
Paradise.
New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2001
(OCoLC)606610724
Online version:
McMurtry, Larry.
Paradise.
New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2001
(OCoLC)607815848
Persona incaricata: Larry McMurtry; Larry McMurtry; Larry McMurtry; McMurtry family.; McMurtry family.; Larry McMurtry
Tipo materiale: Biography
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Larry McMurtry
ISBN: 0743215656 9780743215657
Numero OCLC: 46366239
Descrizione: 159 pages : map ; 23 cm
Responsabilità: Larry McMurtry.
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At once an inviting travel book and an insightful reflection on his parents' marriage, "Paradise" is McMurtry's most original and personal work to date. The author sets off for Tahiti in the South  Per saperne di più…

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