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The first nonfiction work by one of the most distinctive prose stylists of our era, Slouching Towards Bethlehem remains, forty years after its first publication, the essential portrait of America- particularly California-in the sixties. It focuses on such…

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A ruthless dissection of American life in the late 1960s, 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…

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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…

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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…

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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 Contra in 1984), and fashions a…

Run River

by Joan Didion

|April 26, 1994

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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…

Miami

by Joan Didion

|October 1, 1998

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It is where Fidel Castro raised money to overthrow Batista and where two generations of Castro's enemies have raised armies to overthrow him, so far without success. It is where the bitter opera of Cuban exile intersects with the cynicism of U.S. foreign policy.…

After Henry

by Joan Didion

|November 19, 2013

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Displaying the same uncanny gifts for observation, portraiture, and understanding that marked her two prior celebrated essay collections— Slouching Towards Bethlehem and The White Album— Joan Didion takes us inside the overlapping worlds of American politics and…

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Play It As It Lays

by Joan Didion

|November 19, 2013

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“There hasn't been another American writer of Joan Didion's quality since Nathanael West.” —John Leonard,  The New York Times . A marvel of compression written in spare, expertly honed prose,  Play It As It Lays  tells the story of minor Hollywood…

Vintage Didion

by Joan Didion

|February 24, 2010

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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…

Démocratie

by Joan Didion

|February 18, 2013

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