The little friend by Donna Tartt

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Published by Random House Large Print in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Murder victims" families -- Fiction.,
  • Brothers -- Death -- Fiction.,
  • Sisters -- Fiction.,
  • Revenge -- Fiction.,
  • Girls -- Fiction.,
  • Mississippi -- Fiction.

About the Edition

A young girl with a brother murdered years ago decides to find and punish his killer.

Edition Notes

Originally published: New York : Knopf, 2002.

Book details

StatementDonna Tartt.
GenreFiction.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3570.A657 L58 2005b
The Physical Object
Pagination1006 p. (large print) ;
Number of Pages1006
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23075078M
ISBN 100375434976

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