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Joan Didion • 108 Items / 38 Reviews, 14 Books, 53 Articles, 3 Films
A Book of Common Prayer (1977)
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Published Reviews
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    A Book of Common Prayer (Review)
    A Book of Common Prayer, by Joan Didion
    1. A Book of Common Prayer by Joan Didion
    The American Spectator, August 1977, pp. 34-35
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    The Piety of an Empty Heart (Review)
    A Book of Common Prayer, by Joan Didion
    1. A Book of Common Prayer by Joan Didion
    Chronicles, September 1977, pp. 8-9
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    Dinner in the Rain Forest (Review)
    A Book of Common Prayer, by Joan Didion
    1. A Book of Common Prayer by Joan Didion
    National Review, June 10, 1977, p. 678
  4. Books
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    Facing Facts (Review)
    A Book of Common Prayer, by Joan Didion
    1. A Book of Common Prayer by Joan Didion
    The New Yorker, June 20, 1977, p. 117
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    Grace Under Pressure (Review)
    A Book of Common Prayer, by Joan Didion
    1. A Book of Common Prayer by Joan Didion
    The Saturday Review, March 5, 1977, p. 23
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    Gaol Bait (3 Reviews)
    Falconer, by John Cheever
    1. Falconer by John Cheever
    2. A Book of Common Prayer by Joan Didion
    3. Johnny, I Hardly Knew You by Edna O'Brien
    The New Statesman, July 15, 1977, p. 91
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    Hard Hit Women (3 Reviews)
    How to Save Your Own Life, by Erica Jong
    1. How to Save Your Own Life by Erica Jong
    2. A Book of Common Prayer by Joan Didion
    3. Lover by Bertha Harris
    The New York Review of Books, April 28, 1977, pp. 6-8
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    Four Ways of Dealing with American Reality (4 Reviews)
    Falconer, by John Cheever
    1. Falconer by John Cheever
    2. A Book of Common Prayer by Joan Didion
    3. An American Romance by John Casey
    4. Farther Off from Heaven by William Humphrey
    In These Times, August 31, 1977, p. 18
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    Fiction Chronicle (17 Reviews)
    Terra Nostra, by Carlos Fuentes
    1. Terra Nostra by Carlos Fuentes
    2. The Autumn of the Patriarch by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    3. The Life and Extraordinary Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin by Vladimir Voinovich
    4. The Bread of Those Early Years by Heinrich Boll
    5. Fizzles by Samuel Beckett
    6. Kingdoms of Elfin by Sylvia Townsend Warner
    7. Friends and Relations by Daniel Menaker
    8. The Black Velvet Girl by C.E. Poverman
    9. How I Became a Holy Mother, and Other Stories by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
    10. Sleep It Off, Lady by Jean Rhys
    11. Amateurs by Donald Barthelme
    12. The Alteration by Kingsley Amis
    13. Henry and Cato by Iris Murdoch
    14. A Fringe of Leaves by Patrick White
    15. A German Affair by Theodore Weesner
    16. Falconer by John Cheever
    17. A Book of Common Prayer by Joan Didion
    The Hudson Review, Summer 1977, pp. 299-312