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What would you think if I said I liked or didn’t like Joan Didion’s writing based on the work of her husband?  If I picked up a John Dunne book and read it and said, “Well, now I know everything I need to know about Joan Didion’s writing style,” I think you’d cock your head […]
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Joan Didion & John Gregory Dunne eBooks Coming to Zola Books

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Joan Didion’s classic essay collection Slouching Towards Bethlehem, is among four titles from the author that will be published as eBooks exclusively by indie eBookstore Zola Books this month. In addition, Zola will publish digital ...

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