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Shepherds abiding : a Mitford Christmas story

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2003
Since he was a boy growing up in Mississippi, Father Tim has lived what he calls the life of the mind.

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  • 9780735218536 (paperback)
  • 0670031208
  • 0142004855 (pbk.)

Publisher, Date: New York : Viking, 2003.

Description: 288 p.

Notes: Illustrations on endpapers.

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