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A Book of Common Prayer
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Joan Didion is one of America's most respected writers, her work constituting some of the greatest portraits of modern-day American culture. Over the four decades of her career, she has produced widely-acclaimed journalistic essays, personal essays, novels, non-fiction, memoir and screenplays. Her memoir The Year of Magical Thinking won the National Book Award in 2005.

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`An articulate witness to the most stubborn and intractable truths of our time, a memorable voice'. New York Times Book Review

`A pioneer of New Journalism, she brilliantly chronicled America's cultural and political life.' Guardian

`She writes with a razor' John Leonard, New York Times

`Didion's mordant lucidity is like L.A. sunlight, a thing so bright sometimes it hurts.' Time

PRAISE FOR THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING
'Her poetic writing has a spell-like charm that is profoundly affecting.' Observer

'This brave book maps a year...when the world flipped over to expose the underside of cool where things go bad.' The Times

'The subject may be bleak, but her tender treatment makes it a book that we should all read.' Daily Mail

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