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The Galveston County Daily News: Books

August 27, 2016


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'Before the Fall' a complex, compulsively readable novel

“Before the Fall,” by Noah Hawley, published by Grand Central Publishing, 2016, 379 pages, eBook

  • icon Posted: August 23

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