February House
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.
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Sherill Tippins., & Sherill Tippins|AUTHOR. (2016). February House. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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Sherill Tippins and Sherill Tippins|AUTHOR. 2016. February House. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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Enlivened by primary sources and an unforgettable story, this tale of daily life at the most fertile and improbable live-in salon of the twentieth century comes from the acclaimed author of Inside the Dream Palace: The Life and Times of New York's Legendary Chelsea Hotel.
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