Easton Press, Norwalk, CT. "A Book of Common Prayer" by Joan Didion. Signed Limited Edition. COA laid in. Full genuine leather. An attractive leather bound collectible heirloom. Only 1,200 signed limited editions were printed for this special edition.
About the book:
A Book of Common Prayer is the story of two American women in the derelict Central American nation of Boca Grande. Grace Strasser-Mendana controls much of the country's wealth and knows virtually all of its secrets; Charlotte Douglas knows far too little. "Immaculate of history, innocent of politics," she has come to Boca Grande vaguely and vainly hoping to be reunited with her fugitive daughter. As imagined by Didion, her fate is at once utterly particular and fearfully emblematic of an age of conscienceless authority and unfathomable violence.
An articulate witness to the most stubborn and intractable truths of our time, a memorable voice."-- Joyce Carol Oates, The New York Times Book Review
"A novelist with important things to say about the dislocations of our time.... Joan Didion is stellar."--Newsday
At the peak of Didion's career, her writing was recognized for its significance in defining and observing American subcultures for mainstream audiences. In 1968, The New York Times referred to her early work as containing "grace, sophistication, nuance, [and] irony." In 2005, she won the National Book Award for Nonfiction and was a finalist for both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Biography/Autobiography for The Year of Magical Thinking. She later adapted the book into a play, which premiered on Broadway in 2007.
In 2017, Didion was profiled in the Netflix documentary The Center Will Not Hold, directed by her nephew Griffin Dunne.