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  • Political Fictionsby Joan Didion

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2001; US$ 16.00

    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 scandal, Didion reveals... more...

  • The Year of Magical Thinkingby Joan Didion

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00

    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 Gregory Dunne and Joan... more...

  • The Year of Magical Thinking: The Playby Joan Didion

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 13.95

    ?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), Joan Didion transforms... more...

  • Vintage Didionby Joan Didion

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 10.95

    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 about civil war in Central... more...

  • Run Riverby Joan Didion

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    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 pioneer experience,... more...

  • A Book of Common Prayerby Joan Didion

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    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... more...

  • The Last Thing He Wantedby Joan Didion

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 13.95

    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 Elena McMahon,... more...

  • Democracyby Joan Didion

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    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 which much of... more...

  • Salvadorby Joan Didion

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    "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, interviews a puppet... more...

  • Blue Nightsby Joan Didion

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    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 Didion examines her thoughts, fears, and doubts regarding having children, illness, and growing old.   ... more...