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Longmire sheriff walt longmire is enjoying a celebratory beer after a weapons certification at the wyoming law enforcement academy when a younger sheriff confronts him with a photograph of twentyfive armed men standing in front of a challenger steam locomotive. Now a major motion picture starring glenn close in her golden globewinning role. Nov 21, 2014 belzhar by meg wolitzer, cover i was drawn to this book purely because of the mention of sylvia plath. Handpicked by amazon kids books editor, seira wilson, for prime book box a childrens subscription that inspires a love of reading.
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