Coast to Coast by Nora Johnson
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Coast to Coast
By Nora Johnson

Coast to Coast

A Family Romance

By (author) See other recent books by Nora Johnson
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $37.97
Your Price: $34.17 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $3.80! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.71 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 8-11 days

Coast to Coast by Nora Johnson

Book Description

Nora Johnson was a young child when her parents' marriage collapsed. Her father, Nunnally Johnson, the writer, producer, or director of many acclaimed movies, such as "The Grapes of Wrath" and "The Dirty Dozen, " remained in California, where he would continue to be a major Hollywood presence for more than three decades. Nora's mother, Marion, a beautiful but unsettled woman, took her to New York to start a new life -- one surrounded by her mother's lovers and eccentric literary friends instead of movie stars and studio heads. "Coast to Coast" is Nora's account of a childhood spent shuttling between Manhattan and Hollywood. What emerges is a marvelous portrait of American life in the 1940s and 1950s -- from the movie lots of California to the cocktail parties of the Upper East Side -- and also a touching story of a shrewd, observant girl who would grow up far too fast. Nora shares the colorful details of a childhood spent in privilege, but also captures the painful loneliness of changing schools, four-day train trips from one coast to the other, and never being quite sure of where she belonged. She also brings to life her droll, charming, talented father -- a Thurberesque character in Hollywood -- and her beautiful and erratic mother, a woman who fled the Los Angeles movie colony life but was unable to forget the husband who took her there. "Coast to Coast" is a wonderfully written portrait of a fascinating era and a child who came of age in it, who had everything she wanted -- except a place to call home.

Buy Coast to Coast book by Nora Johnson from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781416568094
ISBN-10: 1416568093
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 296
Imprint: Simon & Schuster
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 26-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...

Books By Author Nora Johnson

Actor as Playwright in Early Modern Drama by Nora Johnson Actor as Playwright in Early Modern Drama, Paperback (July 2009)

This book uncovers important links between acting and authorship in early modern England.

» View all books by Nora Johnson


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Coast to Coast book by Nora Johnson and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Nora Johnson close
Actor as Playwright in Early Modern Drama by Nora Johnson
Actor as Playwright in Early Modern Drama by Nora Johnson
Tender Offer by Nora Johnson
» close