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Under magnolia: a southern memoir

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Grouped Work ID522c0408-38ec-ac61-8eda-8790b54396c3
Grouping Titleunder magnolia
Grouping Authorfrances mayes
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-09-23 07:32:34AM
Last Indexed2020-09-23 07:43:41AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9780307885913

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Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography
Authors, American -- 21st century -- Biography
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Mayes, Frances
title_displayUnder magnolia : a southern memoir
title_fullUnder Magnolia A Southern Memoir
Under magnolia : a southern memoir / Frances Mayes
Under magnolia [sound recording] / Frances Mayes
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Biography & Autobiography
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Mayes, Frances