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A Book of Common Prayer

(1977)
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Writing with the telegraphic swiftness and microscopic sensitivity that have made her one of our most distinguished journalists, Joan Didion creates a shimmering novel of innocence and evil.

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.

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Hardback Editions

October 1999 : UK Leather Bound
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Title: The 1979 Book of Common Prayer, Reader's Edition
Author(s): Joan Didion
ISBN: 0-19-528766-5 / 978-0-19-528766-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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March 1977 : USA Hardback

Title: A Book of Common Prayer
Author(s): Joan Didion
ISBN: 0-671-22491-3 / 978-0-671-22491-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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July 1977 : UK Hardback
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Title: Book of Common Prayer
Author(s): Joan Didion
ISBN: 0-297-77269-4 / 978-0-297-77269-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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Paperback Editions

November 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Book of Common Prayer
Author(s): Joan Didion
ISBN: 0-00-741500-1 / 978-0-00-741500-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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April 1995 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Book of Common Prayer
Author(s): Joan Didion
ISBN: 0-679-75486-5 / 978-0-679-75486-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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July 1983 : USA Paperback
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Title: Book of Common Prayer
Author(s): Joan Didion
ISBN: 0-671-47098-1 / 978-0-671-47098-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Washington Square Press
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June 1983 : USA Paperback
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Title: Book of Common Prayer
Author(s): Joan Didion
ISBN: 0-671-49589-5 / 978-0-671-49589-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket
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May 1983 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Book of Common Prayer
Author(s): Joan Didion
ISBN: 0-671-63808-4 / 978-0-671-63808-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books (Mm)
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September 1980 : USA Paperback
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Title: Bk Common Prayer
Author(s): Joan didion
ISBN: 0-671-42169-7 / 978-0-671-42169-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket
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April 1979 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Book of Common Prayer
Author(s): Joan Didion
ISBN: 0-14-004856-1 / 978-0-14-004856-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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1978 : USA Paperback
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Title: A book of common prayer
Author(s): Joan Didion
ISBN: 0-671-81785-X / 978-0-671-81785-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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1978 : USA Paperback
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Title: A BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER
Author(s): Joan Didion
ISBN: 0-671-83475-4 / 978-0-671-83475-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket
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1977 : Paperback

Title: The Book of Common Prayer,
Author(s): Joan DIDION
ISBN: 3337042309 / 978-3337042301
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Audio Editions

May 2015 : USA Audio CD

Title: A Book of Common Prayer
Author(s): Joan Didion
ISBN: 1-5012-5079-5 / 978-1-5012-5079-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: A Book of Common Prayer
Author(s): Joan Didion
ISBN: 1-4915-8167-0 / 978-1-4915-8167-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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March 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Book of Common Prayer
Author(s): Joan Didion
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

November 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Book of Common Prayer
Author(s): Joan Didion
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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February 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Book of Common Prayer (Vintage International)
Author(s): Joan Didion
Publisher: Vintage
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