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Blue Nights

Blue Nights

Joan Didion

ISBN: 9780307387387

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A "New York Times" Notable BookFrom one of our most powerful writers, a work of stunning frankness about losing a daughter.Richly textured with memories from her own childhood and married life with her husband, John Gregory Dunne, and daughter, Quintana Roo, this new book by Joan Didion is an intensely personal and moving account of her thoughts, fears, and doubts regarding having children, illness and growing old.As she reflects on her daughter's life and on her role as a parent, Didion grapples with the candid questions that all parents face, and contemplates her age, something she finds hard to acknowledge, much less accept. "Blue Nights"--the long, light evening hours that signal the summer solstice, "the opposite of the dying of the brightness, but also its warning"--like "The Year of Magical Thinking" before it, is an iconic book of incisive and electric honesty, haunting and profound.
Joan Didion

Joan Didion

Born in California and a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, Didion has spent her adult life in New York and Los Angeles. Winner of the 2005 National Book Award, The Year of Magical Thinking is one of 13 books by Joan Didion. Her other books include Play It As It Lays, Democracy, Slouching Towards Bethlehem, The White Album, Salvador, Miami and Political Fictions. With her ... view full profile

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