Blue Nights


Richly textured with memories from her own childhood and married life with her husband, John Gregory Dunne, and her daughter, Quintana Roo, this new book by Joan Didion is an intensely personal and moving account of her thoughts, fears, and doubts regarding motherhood, illness, and growing old.

As she reflects on her daughter’s life and on her role as a parent, Didion grapples with the candid questions that all parents face, and contemplates her own age, something she finds hard to acknowledge, much less accept. Blue Nights-the title refers to the long , light evening hours that signal the summer solstice, “the opposite of the dying of the brightness, but alsoits warning”-like The Year of Magical Thinking before it, is an iconic book of incisive and electric honesty, haunting and profound.

Author: Joan Didion
ISBN: 978-0-307-38738-7
Count: 1
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