Diane Johnson

Diane Johnson


Born
in Moline, Illinois, The United States
April 28, 1934

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Diane Johnson is an American born novelist and essayist whose satirical novels often contain American heroines living abroad in contemporary France.

Born in Moline, Illinois, Johnson's recent books include L'Affaire (2004), Le Mariage (2000), and Le Divorce (1997) for which she was a National Book Award finalist and the winner of the California Book Awards gold medal for fiction.


Average rating: 3.43 · 15,885 ratings · 1,815 reviews · 62 distinct worksSimilar authors
Le Divorce

2.87 avg rating — 4,112 ratings — published 1997 — 27 editions
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Le Mariage

3.06 avg rating — 1,065 ratings — published 2000 — 18 editions
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L'Affaire

2.93 avg rating — 759 ratings — published 2003 — 16 editions
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Lulu in Marrakech

2.55 avg rating — 849 ratings — published 2008 — 14 editions
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Persian Nights

3.38 avg rating — 377 ratings — published 1996 — 7 editions
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Flyover Lives: A Memoir

2.79 avg rating — 304 ratings — published 2014 — 10 editions
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Into a Paris Quartier: Rein...

3.47 avg rating — 235 ratings — published 2005 — 6 editions
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The Shadow Knows

3.47 avg rating — 136 ratings — published 1974 — 7 editions
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Lying Low

3.24 avg rating — 100 ratings — published 1978 — 6 editions
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Dashiell Hammett: A Life

3.72 avg rating — 81 ratings — published 1983 — 9 editions
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September 2008, Diane Johnson
"Rather more directly than usual, though I think of all my novels — and maybe all novels — as political in some sense. My immediate interest was engaged by living part of the year in France, where there is a large Muslim population" ...More

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“Laughter is the jam on the toast of life. It adds flavor, keeps it from being too dry, and makes it easier to swallow.”
Diane Johnson

“Men are generally more law-abiding than women. Women have the feeling that since they didn't make the rules, the rules have nothing to do with them. ”
Diane Johnson

“It didn't seem fair that you could not prevent being the object of other people's emotions, you were not safe from their hate--or from their love, for that matter. You were never safe from being invaded by their feelings when you wanted only to be rid of them, free, off, away.”
Diane Johnson

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