R Is for Running

Y42K Publishing
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F is for Fun in this lighthearted lexicon that spells out what it means to be a runner. It's 26 smiles of running enjoyment! An inexpensive gift for the road warrior, trail trotter, or weekend jogger!
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About the author

Ray (R) Charbonneau is the author of a number of books on running. That number is currently 5. He's also the editor of The 27th Mile, an anthology in memory of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. His articles and stories have appeared in both national dead-tree publications and landfill-saving electronic formats. Ray lives in Arlington, MA with his wife and their two cats. You can often find Ray and Ruth out on the streets running, but Felix and Phoebe stay inside. Find out more at www.y42k.com.
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Publisher
Y42K Publishing
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Published on
Sep 24, 2011
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Pages
62
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ISBN
9781466357631
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Language
English
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Genres
Sports & Recreation / Running & Jogging
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Content Protection
This content is DRM free.
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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