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    Literary

    Nov-2011

    From one of our most powerful writers, a work of stunning frankness about losing a daughter. Richly textured with bits of her own childhood and married life with her husband, John Gregory Dunne, and daughter, Quintana Roo, this new book by Joan Didio...

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    Political Thriller

    Oct-2006

    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 ...

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    General Fiction

    Sep-1996

    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), a...

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    Contemporary Romance

    May-1994

    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 ...

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    General Fiction

    May-1993

    In her latest forays into the American scene, Joan Didion covers ground from Washington to Los Angeles, from a TV producer's gargantuan "manor" to the racial battlefields of New York's criminal courts. At each stop she uncovers the mythic narratives ...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Oct-1987

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    Contemporary Romance

    Feb-1987

    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 soc...

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    Contemporary Romance

    Apr-1984

    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 wou...

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    General Fiction

    Apr-1979

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    Contemporary Romance

    Jan-1978

    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 wome...

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    General Fiction

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    General Fiction

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