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The year of magical thinking / Joan Didion.

Didion, Joan. (Author).


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Rockville Public Library B DIDION (Text to phone) 34035103752172 Adult Biography Available -
Ansonia Public Library 921 DID PBK (Text to phone) 34045108416681 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Babcock Library - Ashford B DIDION Did (Text to phone) 3311000060090N Adult Biography Available -
Bethel Public Library 813.54 DIDION (Text to phone) 34030100125225 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Bethel Public Library 813.54 DIDION (Text to phone) 34030101806906 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Booth & Dimock Library - Coventry A BIO DIDION (Text to phone) 33260000309105 Adult Biography Available -
Brookfield Library 921/DIDION (Text to phone) 34029102954954 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Burnham Library - Bridgewater 813.54 DIDION (Text to phone) 36937002078005 Adult Nonfiction Available -
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown B DIDION (Text to phone) 34014101479542 Adult Biography Available -
David M. Hunt Library - Falls Village B DIDION (Text to phone) 33180120595914 Adult Biography Available -
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[In this book, the author] explores an intensely personal yet universal experience: a portrait of a marriage - and a life, in good times and bad - that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child. Several days before Christmas 2003, John Gregory Dunne and Joan Didion saw their only daughter, Quintana, fall ill with what seemed at first flu, then pneumonia, then complete septic shock. She was put into an induced coma and placed on life support. Days later - the night before New Year's Eve - the Dunnes were just sitting down to dinner after visiting the hospital when John Gregory Dunne suffered a massive and fatal coronary. In a second, this close, symbiotic partnership of forty years was over. Four weeks later, their daughter pulled through. Two months after that, arriving at LAX, she collapsed and underwent six hours of brain surgery at UCLA Medical Center to relieve a massive hematoma. This ... book is Didion's attempt to make sense of the "weeks and then months that cut loose any fixed idea I ever had about death, about illness . . . about marriage and children and memory . . . about the shallowness of sanity, about life itself." -Dust jacket.
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National Book Award Winner, Nonfiction, 2005.
Subject: Didion, Joan.
Dunne, John Gregory, 1932-2003 > Death and burial.
Didion, Joan > Marriage.
Didion, Joan > Family.
Novelists, American > 20th century > Family relationships.
Novelists, American > 20th century > Biography.
Journalists > United States > Biography.
Mothers and daughters > United States.
Widows > United States > Biography.
Loss (Psychology)
Search Results Showing Item 4 of 5 Preferred library: Rockville Public Library?

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