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South and West: From a Notebook
by Joan Didion
From the best-selling author of the National Book Award-winning The Year of Magical Thinking : two extended excerpts from her never-before-seen notebooks--writings that offer an illuminating glimpse into the mind and process of a legendary writer. Joan Didion has always kept notebooks: of overheard dialogue, observations...
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Categories: Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs; Memoirs
Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Essays
by Joan Didion
The “dazzling” and essential portrayal of 1960s America from the author of South and West and The Year of Magical Thinking ( The New York Times ). Capturing the tumultuous landscape of the United States, and in particular California, during a pivotal era of social change, the first work of nonfiction from one of American...
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Categories: History; Memoirs; Social Sciences
The Year of Magical Thinking (Vintage International)
by 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. Several days before Christmas 2003, John...
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Categories: Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs; Memoirs
Blue Nights
by Joan Didion
A New York Times Notable Book and National Bestseller From 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...
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Categories: Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs; Memoirs
Where I Was From (Vintage International)
by Joan Didion
In this moving and unexpected book, Joan Didion reassesses parts of her life, her work, her history, and ours. Where I Was From , in Didion’s words, “represents an exploration into my own confusions about the place and the way in which I grew up, confusions as much about America as about California, misapprehensions and...
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Categories: Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs; History
Salvador (Vintage International)
by Joan Didion
"Terror is the given of the place." The place is El Salvador in 1982, at the ghastly height of its civil war. The writer is Joan Didion, who delivers an anatomy of that country's particular brand of terror–its mechanisms, rationales, and intimate relation to United States foreign policy.As ash travels from battlefields to body dumps...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; History; Politics & Government
Political Fictions
by 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 photo ops of three presidential campaigns, one presidential impeachment, and an unforgettable sex...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; History; Politics & Government
Democracy (Vintage International)
by 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 husband's handler would like the press to forget that Inez's father is a murderer. And, in 1975, the year in...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction
The Last Thing He Wanted (Vintage International)
by Joan Didion
This intricate, fast-paced story, whose many scenes and details fit together like so many pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, is Didion's incisive and chilling look at a modern world where things are not working as they should and where the oblique and official language is as sinister as the events it is covering up. The narrator introduces...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction
The Year of Magical Thinking: The Play (Vintage International)
by Joan Didion
“this happened on December 30, 2003. That may seem a while ago but it won’t when it happens to you . . .” In this dramatic adaptation of her award-winning, bestselling memoir (which Michiko Kakutani in The New York Times called “an indelible portrait of loss and grief . . . a haunting portrait of a four-decade-long marriage)...
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Categories: Drama
A Book of Common Prayer (Vintage International)
by 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...
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Categories: Bestsellers; Contemporary Fiction
Run River (Vintage International)
by 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, Lily, are the great-grandchildren of pioneers, and what happens to them is a tragic epilogue to the...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
Vintage Didion (Vintage Original)
by Joan Didion
Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the greatest modern writers presented in attractive, accessible paperback editions. “Didion has the instincts of an exceptional reporter and the focus of a historian . . . a novelist’s appreciation of the surreal.” — Los Angeles Times Book Review Whether she’s writing...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Women's Studies
Blue Nights (Enhanced Edition)
by Joan Didion
This enhanced eBook edition of Blue Nights includes three short films directed by Griffin Dunne and starring Joan Didion. Each film blends Didion's incisive prose with images and mementos from her daughter's life. From one of our most powerful writers, Blue Nights is a work of stunning frankness about losing a daughter....
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs; Bestsellers; Memoirs
Play It as It Lays: A Novel
by Joan Didion
A harrowing tale of Hollywood, Las Vegas, and a young woman in pursuit of oblivion by the New York Times –bestselling author of The White Album . Spare, elegant, and terrifying, Play It as It Lays is the unforgettable story of a woman and a society come undone.   Raised in the ghost town of Silver Wells, Nevada, Maria Wyeth...
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Categories: All Women's Fiction
The White Album: Essays
by Joan Didion
An extraordinary report on the aftermath of the 1960s in America by the New York Times –bestselling author of South and West and Slouching Towards Bethlehem . In this landmark essay collection, Joan Didion brilliantly interweaves her own “bad dreams” with those of a nation confronting the dark underside of 1960s...
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Categories: History; Memoirs; Social Sciences
After Henry: Essays
by Joan Didion
Incisive essays on Patty Hearst and Reagan, the Central Park jogger and the Santa Ana winds, from the New York Times –bestselling author of South and West . In these eleven essays covering the national scene from Washington, DC; California; and New York, the acclaimed author of Slouching Towards Bethlehem and The White Album...
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Categories: History; Memoirs; Social Sciences
Miami
by Joan Didion
An astonishing account of Cuban exiles, CIA informants, and cocaine traffickers in Florida by the New York Times –bestselling author of South and West . In Miami , the National Book Award–winning author of The Year of Magical Thinking looks beyond postcard images of fluorescent waters, backlit islands, and pastel...
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Categories: History; Politics & Government; Travel
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