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Claire Fullerton's <i>Mourning Dove</i>

Claire Fullerton's Mourning Dove

Claire Fullerton’s Mourning Dove.
One could put together a mighty fine shelf of novels set in Memphis. To name just a few: September, September by Shelby Foote. Good

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