The Year of Magical ThinkingThe Year of Magical Thinking
Joan Didion
From one of America’s iconic writers, a stunning book of electric honesty and passion. Joan Didion explores an intensely personal yet universal experience: a portrait of a marriage--and a life, in good times and bad--that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child. ...
Number of pages: 227 | Publication Date: 2007-02-13 | ISBN-13: 9781400078431

Play It As It LaysPlay It As It Lays
Joan Didion
A ruthless dissection of American life in the late 1960s, Joan Didion's Play It as It Lays captures the mood of an entire generation, the ennui of contemporary society reflected in spare prose that blisters and haunts the reader. Set in a place beyond good and evil---literally in Hollywood, Las Vegas, and the barren wastes of the Mojave Desert, but ...
Number of pages: 240 | Publication Date: 2005-11-15 | ISBN-13: 9780374529949

Slouching Towards Bethlehem (FSG Classics)Slouching Towards Bethlehem (FSG Classics)
Joan Didion
The first nonfiction work by one of the most distinctive prose stylists of our era, Joan Didion's Slouching Towards Bethlehem remains, decades after its first publication, the essential portrait of America―particularly California―in the sixties. It focuses on such subjects as John Wayne and Howard Hughes, growing up a girl in California, rumina ...
Number of pages: 256 | Publication Date: 2008-10-28 | ISBN-13: 9780374531386

The White AlbumThe White Album
Joan Didion
First published in 1979, The White Album records indelibly the upheavals and aftermaths of the 1960s. Examining key events, figures, and trends of the era―including Charles Manson, the Black Panthers, and the shopping mall―through the lens of her own spiritual confusion, Joan Didion helped to define mass culture as we now understand it. Written ...
Number of pages: 224 | Publication Date: 2009-11-10 | ISBN-13: 9780374532079

We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to LiveWe Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live
Joan Didion
Read the works discussed in the Netflix documentary Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold.Includes seven books in one volume: the full texts of Slouching Towards Bethlehem; The White Album; Salvador; Miami; After Henry; Political Fictions; and Where I Was From. Joan Didion’s incomparable and distinctive essays and journalism are admired fo ...
Number of pages: 1160 | Publication Date: 2006-10-17 | ISBN-13: 9780307264879

Joan DidionJoan Didion
Joan Didion
Library of America launches a definitive collected edition of one of the most original and electric writers of our time with a volume gathering her five iconic books of the 1960s & 70sJoan Didion's influence on postwar American letters is undeniable. Whether writing fiction, memoir, or trailblazing journalism, her gifts for narrative and dialogue, ...
Number of pages: 980 | Publication Date: 2019-11-12 | ISBN-13: 9781598536454

Blue NightsBlue Nights
Joan Didion
A New York Times Notable Book and National BestsellerFrom 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 daughter, Quintana Roo, this new book by Joan Didion is an intensely personal and moving acco ...
Number of pages: 208 | Publication Date: 2012-05-29 | ISBN-13: 9780307387387

A Book of Common PrayerA 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 American women in the derelict Central American nation of Boca Grande. Grace Strasser-Mendana controls much of the c ...
Number of pages: 272 | Publication Date: 1995-04-11 | ISBN-13: 9780679754862

South and WestSouth and West
Joan Didion
National Bestseller One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, Harper's BazaarJoan Didion has always kept notebooks—of overheard dialogue, interviews, drafts of essays, copies of articles. South and West gives us two extended excerpts from notebooks she kept in the 1970s; read together, they form a piercing view of the American political and cultur ...
Number of pages: 160 | Publication Date: 2018-01-02 | ISBN-13: 9780525434191

Where I Was FromWhere I Was From
Joan Didion
In her moving and insightful new book, Joan Didion reassesses parts of her life, her work, her history and ours. A native Californian, Didion applies her scalpel-like intelligence to the state’s ethic of ruthless self-sufficiency in order to examine that ethic’s often tenuous relationship to reality.Combining history and reportage, memoir and l ...
Number of pages: 240 | Publication Date: 2004-09-14 | ISBN-13: 9780679752868

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