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The year of magical thinking [electronic resource] / Joan Didion.

Didion, Joan. (Author). Caruso, Barbara. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781598872071 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1598872079 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • Publisher: [Minneapolis, Minn.] : HighBridge Co., 2005.

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General Note:
Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Duration: 5:10:34.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Barbara Caruso.
Summary, etc.:
In this intensely personal, deeply moving account, the author exposes the layers and facets of her life over a year of dramatic and unexpected events. Her daughter's serious illness and her husband's sudden death "cut loose any fixed idea I had about death, about illness, about probability and luck ... about marriage and children and memory ... about the shallowness of sanity, about life itself."
Didion's journalistic skills are displayed as never before in this story of a year in her life that began with her daughter in a medically induced coma and her husband unexpectedly dead due to a heart attack. This powerful and moving work 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." With vulnerability and passion, Joan Didion explores an intensely personal yet universal experience of love and loss. The year of magical thinking will speak directly to anyone who has ever loved a husband, wife, or child.
System Details Note:
Requires OverDrive Media Console
Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 74383 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Didion, Joan.
Novelists, American > 20th century > Family relationships.
Dunne, John Gregory, 1932-2003 > Death and burial.
Novelists, American > 20th century > Biography.
Journalists > United States > Biography.
Mothers and daughters > United States.
Widows > United States > Biography.
Didion, Joan > Marriage.
Didion, Joan > Family.
Loss (Psychology)

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