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River thieves by Michael Crummey

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Published by Doubleday Canada in [Toronto?] .
Written in English



  • Exploits, Bay of (N.L.),
  • Newfoundland and Labrador


  • Frontier and pioneer life -- Fiction.,
  • Indians, Treatment of -- Fiction.,
  • Fathers and sons -- Fiction.,
  • Beothuk Indians -- Fiction.,
  • Exploits, Bay of (N.L.) -- Fiction.,
  • Newfoundland and Labrador -- Fiction.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementMichael Crummey.
LC ClassificationsPR9199.3.C717 R47 2001
The Physical Object
Pagination335 p. ;
Number of Pages335
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3544231M
ISBN 100385658109
LC Control Number2001535856

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