Joan Didion


Born
in Sacramento, California, The United States
December 05, 1934

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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.

Average rating: 3.93 · 260,968 ratings · 20,961 reviews · 68 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Year of Magical Thinking

3.89 avg rating — 131,056 ratings — published 2005 — 87 editions
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Slouching Towards Bethlehem

4.21 avg rating — 33,236 ratings — published 1968 — 46 editions
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Play It As It Lays

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3.88 avg rating — 26,752 ratings — published 1970 — 52 editions
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Blue Nights

3.82 avg rating — 23,450 ratings — published 2011 — 52 editions
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The White Album

4.16 avg rating — 15,129 ratings — published 1979 — 29 editions
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South and West: From a Note...

3.66 avg rating — 6,929 ratings — published 2017 — 21 editions
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A Book of Common Prayer

3.80 avg rating — 3,421 ratings — published 1977 — 36 editions
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Where I Was From

3.86 avg rating — 3,338 ratings — published 2003 — 26 editions
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Democracy

3.81 avg rating — 2,295 ratings — published 1984 — 29 editions
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Salvador

3.76 avg rating — 2,139 ratings — published 1983 — 18 editions
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