New York: Simon and Schuster, 1977. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A lovely copy. The fourth novel by the author Run River and Play It as It Lays. The novel is the story of two American women in the derelict and fictional Central American nation of Boca Grande.
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New York: FSG, 1970. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A review copy with a photograph of Didion laid into the book as well as a publisher's review slip. A beautiful, lovely copy. Price of $5.95 on front flap. Didion's second novel is a ruthless dissection of American life in the late 1960s, set in a rootless and ruthless Hollywood. The book that catapulted her to fame. It was later made into a film that starred Tony Perkins. Signed by Didion on bookplate laid into the book. Signed by the author.
New York: Knopf, 2003. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Signed and inscribed by Joan Didion on the title page. Winner of the George Polk Book Award. A collection of eight essays that the author wrote for The New York Review. "The essays build, one on the other to a stunning whole, a portrait of the American political landscape that tells us, devastatingly, how we got to where we are today," according to an excerpt from the front jacket flap. Signed by the author. A very scarce book to find signed.
New York: FSG, 1968. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. First edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. A bit of sunning along the edge of the boards.† Light creasing at the top of the front panel and some crimping to the head and foot of the jacket spine.† †Minor wrinkling to the bottom of the front panel and small creases to the front flap.† Price of $4.95 on the front flap.† †This is† a collection of 20 essays brought together in the author's second book. The title of the book is taken from an essay that Didion wrote in the mid-1960s about the time she spent in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco.† She came away from her time there quite disturbed and depressed. "The center was not holding," she wrote in the opening line of the essay.† A bookplate signed by Joan Didion is laid into the book. Author signed bookplate.
New York: Knopf. 2011. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. The book is a memoir about the death of Didion's daughter, Quintana, in 2005. Wrote critic Cathleen Schine: "We tell ourselves stories in order to live,' Didion famously wrote in The White Album. Blue Nights is about what happens when there are no more stories we can tell ourselves, no narrative to guide us and make sense out of the chaos, no order, no meaning, no conclusion to the tale." Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1977. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Minor toning to the jacket. The author's fourth book. A novel set in California and Central America and tuned to the currents of several revolutions. The story of two American women in the derelict and fictional Central American nation of Boca Grande.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1979. First edition. A very good book in near fine dust jacket. Evidence of bookplate removed from the front free endpaper. Some toning to the jacket edges and minor wear to the foot of the jacket."Didion manages to make the sorry stuff of troubled times (bike movies, for instance, and Bishop James Pike) as interesting and suggestive as the monuments that win her dazzled admiration (Georgia O'Keeffe, the Hoover Dam, the mountains around Bogota). . . A timely and elegant collection," the New Yorker magazine enthused when this book was published.