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Didion, Joan.

Summary: [In this book, the author] 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 Didion saw their only daughter, Quintana, fall ill with what seemed at first flu, then pneumonia, then complete...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: HighBridge 2005

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 813.54 DID

Didion, Joan.

Summary: ""Life changes fast. You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends." These were among the first words Joan Didion wrote in January 2004. Her daughter was lying unconscious in an intensive care unit, a victim of pneumonia and septic shock. Her husband, John Gregory Dunne, was dead. The night before New Year's Eve, while they were sitting down to dinner, he suffered a massive and fatal...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: HighBridge 2005

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 813.54 Didio

Didion, Joan.

Summary: A woman journalist quits her job on a Washington paper to look after her father, living on a Caribbean island where he smuggles guns to rebels in Central America. When he falls sick, she takes over.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 1996

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DID

Didion, Joan.

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Summary: 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 subjects as John Wayne and Howard Hughes, growing up a girl in California, ruminating on the nature of good and evil in a Death Valley motel...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008

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Didion, Joan

Summary: "Joan Didion's influence on postwar American letters is undeniable. Whether writing fiction, memoir, or trailblazing journalism, her gifts for narrative and dialogue, and her intimate but detached authorial persona, have won her legions of readers and admirers. Now Library of America launches its multi-volume edition of Didion's collected writings, prepared in consultation with the author, that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2019

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Didion, Joan.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2011

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Didion, Joan.

Summary: A compilation of essays and nonfiction writings spanning more than forty years includes the author's reflections on politics, lifestyle, place, and cultural figures, including such topics as Haight-Ashbury, the Manson family, the Black Panthers, California earthquakes, and Bill Clinton.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2006

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Didion, Joan

Summary: Two excerpts from never-before-seen notebooks offer insights into the author's literary mind and process and includes notes on her Sacramento upbringing, her life in the Gulf states, her views on prominent locals and her experiences during a formative "Rolling Stone" assignment.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2017

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 818 DID

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Didion, Joan.

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Summary: Shares the author's frank observations about her daughter as well as her own thoughts and fears about having children and growing old, in a personal account that discusses her daughter's wedding and her feelings of failure as a parent.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf

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Didion, Joan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New York Review Books 2003

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Didion, Joan.

Summary: The author recounts her 1982 visit to El Salvador and describes the terror, fear and political repression that permeated the country.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage International 1994

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 972.84 DID

Didion, Joan.

Summary: The essayist explores American ideals of independence and self-reliance by probing her own life and those of her relatives, discussing how the character of California's settlers created the state as it exists today.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 979.4 DID

Didion, Joan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 1993

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Didion, Joan.

Summary: Blue nights opens on July 26, 2010, as Didion thinks back to Quintana's wedding in New York seven years before. Today would be her wedding anniversary. This fact triggers vivid snapshots of Quintana's childhood, in Malibu, in Brentwood, at school in Holmby Hills. Reflecting on her daughter but also on her role as a parent, Didion asks the candid questions any parent might about how she feels...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Playaway Digital Audio 2011

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Didion, Joan.

Summary: 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. Blue Nights opens on July 26, 2010, as Didion...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011

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Didion, Joan.

Summary: ""Life changes fast. You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends." These were among the first words Joan Didion wrote in January 2004. Her daughter was lying unconscious in an intensive care unit, a victim of pneumonia and septic shock. Her husband, John Gregory Dunne, was dead. The night before New Year's Eve, while they were sitting down to dinner, he suffered a massive and fatal...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: A.A. Knopf 2005

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 813.54 DID

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 813.54 DID

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Summary: Rock star John Norman Howard has noticed that his career has begun to decline. Too many years of concerts, bad managers and life on the road have made him cynical. Then he meets the innocent, pure and very talented singer Esther Hoffman. John shows Esther the way to stardom while forsaking his own career. As they fall in love, her success only makes his decline even more apparent.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2006

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA STA

Summary: A narration of short stories previously broadcasted on public radio stations.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: The Symphony Space 2007

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC SEL

Summary: A 1940s Los Angeles detective hounds his monsignor brother about a pious pimp's tie to grisly murder.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA TRU

Summary: A collection of tales which range from comic to tragic, but most often having a wicked sense of humor and filled with unexpected twists.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: CBS DVD 2006

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2 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV TWI