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Year of Magical Thinking

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ISBN-10: 140004314X

ISBN-13: 9781400043149

Edition: 2005

Authors: Joan Didion

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/4/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Born in Sacramento, California, on December 5, 1934, Joan Didion received a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1956. She wrote for Vogue from 1956 to 1963, and was visiting regent's lecturer in English at the University of California, Berkeley in 1976. Didion also published novels, short stories, social commentary, and essays. Her work often comments on social disorder. Didion wrote for years on her native California; from there her perspective broadened and turned to the countries of Central America and Southeast Asia. Her novels include Democracy (1984) and The Last Thing He Wanted (1996). Well known nonfiction titles include Slouching Towards Bethlehem (1968), The White…