The 1977 novel is officially described as follows:
“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.
In addition to her ongoing role on AMC’s “Mad Men,” Hendricks will soon re-team with her Drive co-star Ryan Gosling for his directorial debut, How to Catch a Monster.