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Paradise

Auteur: Larry McMurtry
Uitgever: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2001.
Editie/Formaat:   Boek : Biografie : EngelsAlle edities en materiaalsoorten bekijken.
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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  Meer lezen...
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Genre/Vorm: Biography
Aanvullende fysieke materiaalsoort: Online version:
McMurtry, Larry.
Paradise.
New York : Simon & Schuster, c2001
(OCoLC)606610724
Online version:
McMurtry, Larry.
Paradise.
New York : Simon & Schuster, c2001
(OCoLC)607815848
Genoemd persoon: Larry McMurtry; Larry McMurtry; Larry McMurtry; McMurtry family.; McMurtry family.; Larry McMurtry
Genre: Biografie
Soort document: Boek
Alle auteurs / medewerkers: Larry McMurtry
ISBN: 0743215656 9780743215657
OCLC-nummer: 46366239
Beschrijving: 159 p. : map ; 23 cm.
Verantwoordelijkheid: 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  Meer lezen...

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