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A short walk through a wide world : a novel  Cover Image Book Book

A short walk through a wide world : a novel / Douglas Westerbeke.


"Paris, 1885. Aubry Tourvel, a spoiled and stubborn nine-year-old girl, comes across a wooden puzzle ball on her walk home from school. She tosses it over the fence, only to find it in her backpack that evening. Days later, at the family dinner table, she starts to bleed to death. When medical treatment only makes her worse, she flees to the outskirts of the city, where she realizes that it is this very act of movement that keeps her alive. So begins her lifelong journey on the run from her condition, which won't allow her to stay anywhere for longer than a few days nor return to a place where she's already been"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781668026069
  • ISBN: 1668026066
  • Physical Description: 390 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Avid Reader Press hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Avid Reader Press, 2024.
Subject: Chronically ill > Fiction.
Chronically ill > Fiction.
Hemorrhage > Fiction.
Voyages around the world > Fiction.
Voyages around the world > Fiction.
Travel > Fiction.
Travel > Fiction.
Genre: Bildungsromans.
Historical fiction.

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at Skagit Evergreen Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at La Conner Swinomish Library District. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at La Conner Regional Library.


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La Conner Regional Library 910.92 SIDES 62022000000129 NON FICTION Available -

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