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The Resource The Year of Magical Thinking

The Year of Magical Thinking

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The Year of Magical Thinking
Title
The Year of Magical Thinking
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Summary
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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Didion, Joan
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Self-Improvement
  • Nonfiction
Label
The Year of Magical Thinking
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:ca999c09-4e54-497f-9c89-9e89f7fa498c
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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9780307279729
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optical disk
Label
The Year of Magical Thinking
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ca999c09-4e54-497f-9c89-9e89f7fa498c
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307279729
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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