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Hawley Public Library TEV (Text) 33500013423009 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library TEV (Text) 33500013422993 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 0394528018
  • ISBN: 9780394528014
  • ISBN: 9781400030606
  • ISBN: 1400030609
  • Physical Description: 243 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1983.

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Taught chess by the janitor at her orphanage, Beth becomes a prodigy. As a teenager she plays for the world championship, but must conquer her fear to win.
Author Notes

Walter Tevis was an English literature professor at Ohio University. He is the author of seven books, including three that were the basis of major motion pictures: The Man Who Fell to Earth, The Hustler, and The Color of Money. His other books include Mockingbird, Far From Home, and The Steps of the Sun. He died in 1984.

Subject: Chess > Juvenile fiction.
Fear > Juvenile fiction.
Children's literature.
Children's literature.
Orphans > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Juvenile works.
Psychological fiction.

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