The year of magical thinking

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From one of America's iconic writers, a stunning book of electric honesty and passion. Joan Didion 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 powerful 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."From the Hardcover edition.
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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 powerful 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."

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subject_facetBIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary Figures
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Didion, Joan
Didion, Joan -- Family
Didion, Joan -- Marriage
Dunne, John Gregory, -- 1932-2003 -- Death and burial
Grief
Journalists -- United States -- Biography
Loss (Psychology)
Mother-daughter relationship -- United States
Mothers and daughters -- United States
Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography
Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Family relationships
Self-Help / Death, Grief, Bereavement
Widows -- United States -- Biography
title_displayThe year of magical thinking
title_fullThe Year of Magical Thinking
The year of magical thinking / Joan Didion
The year of magical thinking [electronic resource] / Joan Didion
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Death and burial
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Dunne, John Gregory
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Family relationships
Grief
Journalists
Loss (Psychology)
Marriage
Mother-daughter relationship
Mothers and daughters
Nonfiction
Novelists, American
Self-Improvement
Widows