Slouching Towards Bethlehem / Play it as it Lays
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Paperback, 452 pages
Published 1992 by Quality Book Club
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Seth Kupchick
Nobody wrote about California in the Sixties as well as Didion, with most of her work focusing on San Francisco and L.A., but her first novel, "Run River," was actually a fictionalized novel about her growing up in Sacramento, right after the war, with a war hero father, turned farmer, and life in the valley. I read "Run River" in college and it had a great late Fifties Faulknlker inspired feel to it and was clearly the work of a very gifted writer, but I could imagine finding it on the carousel...more
Amy Wolf
More fantastic essays from Didion. We were lucky to have her living in So Cal during the 60;s-70's to record the period in her inimitable way. "Driving is a form of secular communion" in L.A. That's what you get with Didion.
Catherine Webb
I love this author. Didion is a master.
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Joan Didion was born in California and lives in New York City. She's best known for her novels and her literary journalism.

Her novels and essays explore the disintegration of American morals and cultural chaos, where the overriding theme is individual and social fragmentation. A sense of anxiety or dread permeates much of her work.
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