Sky of stone by Homer H. Hickam

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Published by Delacorte Press in New York, N.Y .

Written in English

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Places:

  • West Virginia,
  • West Virginia.

Subjects:

  • Hickam, Homer H., 1943- -- Homes and haunts -- West Virginia,
  • Hickam, Homer H., 1943- -- Childhood and youth,
  • Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography,
  • Coal mines and mining -- West Virginia,
  • West Virginia -- Intellectual life -- 20th century,
  • West Virginia -- Social life and customs

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementHomer Hickam.
GenreBiography.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3558.I224 S58 2001
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 365 p. :
Number of Pages365
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3946516M
ISBN 100385335229
LC Control Number2001032475

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