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Published by Bantam Books in New York .
Written in English

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  • New York (N.Y.),
  • New Jersey

Subjects:

  • Chinese American families -- Fiction.,
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  • Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.,
  • Chinese Americans -- Fiction.,
  • New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.,
  • New Jersey -- Fiction.

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Edition Notes

StatementNancy Young Mosny.
GenreFiction.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3563.O884565 P54 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination212 p. :
Number of Pages212
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL377502M
ISBN 100553380206
LC Control Number98039512
OCLC/WorldCa39624906

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