Books Salvador by Joan Didion Paperback, 108 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $14 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleSalvadorAuthorJoan Didion Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary The author recounts her 1982 visit to El Salvador and describes the terror, fear and political repression that permeated the country Genres: Politics & Public Affairs Nonfiction History & Society Also by Joan Didion South and West Blue Nights The Year of Magical Thinking Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Salvador Review Three Books... Three Trips To The Other Side Of The Tracks March 4, 2010 The Los Angeles Gang Tours put a spotlight on poverty tourism, but the phenomenon isn't new. Authors writing about class have been giving views of the other side for years. Writer Leslie Jamison shares three memoirs whose accounts define the line between rubbernecking and true works of art.