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We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live: Collected Nonfiction (Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics Series) Hardcover – 17 October 2006

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Joan Didion was born in California and lives in New York City. She is the author of five novels and seven previous books of nonfiction.

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  • Item Weight : 1 kg 40 g
  • Hardcover : 1160 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0307264874
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0307264879
  • Product Dimensions : 13.67 x 5.33 x 21.11 cm
  • Publisher : Everyman's Library (17 October 2006)
  • Language: : English
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