Joan Didion

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The Year of Magical Thinking

Joan Didion

In THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING, Joan Didion writes an account of her life since the 2003 death of her husband, John Gregory Dunne. Didion's grief was profound and debilitating; she and Dunne had been married for nearly 40 years, duri...

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Published: Feb 2007

Blue Nights

Joan Didion

A New York Times Notable BookFrom one of our most powerful writers, a work of stunning frankness about losing a daughter.Richly textured with memories from her own childhood and married life with her husband, John Gregory Dunne, and d...

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Published: May 2012

Run River

Joan Didion

Joan Didion's electrifying first novel is a haunting portrait of a marriage whose wrong turns and betrayals are at once absolutely idiosyncratic and a razor-sharp commentary on the history of California. Everett McClellan and his wife...

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Published: Apr 1994

The Last Thing He Wanted

Joan Didion

In her first novel in twelve years, the legendary author of Play It As It Lays and Slouching Toward Bethlehem trains her eye on the far frontiers of the Monroe Doctrine, where history dissolves into conspiracy (Dallas in 1963, Iran Co...

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Published: Sep 1997

Play It As It Lays

Joan Didion

Maria Wyeth, an actress in Los Angeles, is stumbling through her life after the trauma of an abortion that was forced on her by her husband. Her marriage ends, as does the love affair she was involved in, and she is unable to prevent ...

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Published: Nov 2005

A Book of Common Prayer

Joan Didion

Writing with the telegraphic swiftness and microscopic sensitivity that have made her one of our most distinguished journalists, Joan Didion creates a shimmering novel of innocence and evil.A Book of Common Prayer is the story of two ...

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Published: Apr 1995

Democracy

Joan Didion

Inez Victor knows that the major casualty of the political life is memory. But the people around Inez have made careers out of losing track. Her senator husband wants to forget the failure of his last bid for the presidency. Her husba...

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Published: Apr 1995

Political Fictions

Joan Didion

In these coolly observant essays, Joan Didion looks at the American political process and at 'that handful of insiders who invent, year in and year out, the narrative of public life.' Through the deconstruction of the sound bites and ...

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Published: Aug 2002
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