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Blue Nights by Joan Didion.. Here’s a book of grief and love that is painful, yet mesmerizing. The loss of Didion’s husband and her 39-year-old daughter in a 20 months’ span would undo the best of us. Brave. Shattering.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"For years, Didion has stood as something of a literary beacon, guiding other writers through the chancy straits of narrative reporting. It was not until she published “The Year of Magical Thinking” in 2005, though, that her work became a signal light to travelers along the mainstream too."

The New York Times

"The book feels like an epitaph for both her daughter and herself, as she considers how much aging has demolished her preconceptions about growing old. A slim, somber classic."

Kirkus Reviews

Author bio: Joan Didion was born in Sacramento, California, and now lives in New York City. She is the author of five novels and eight previous books of nonfiction. Her collected nonfiction, We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live, was published by Everyman’s Library in 2006 More information can be found here: http://knopf.knopfdoubleday.com/2011/11/01/blue-nights-by-joan-didion/

Book Details: Nonfiction Thriller; (188 pp. Melancholic: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

Publisher Website: http://knopf.knopfdoubleday.com/2011/11/01/blue-nights-by-joan-didion/

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