Thursday, February 16, 2012

Didion's Blue NIghts

Blue Nights, published in 2011, is the first book that I have read by Joan Didion.  It is a memoir in which Didion mourns the loss of her daughter, Quintana Roo, who passed away at the age of 39.  It is an honest, wrenching book in which the author examines the complexities of motherhood and aging, as well as the responsibility and struggle to do enough and to do right by the people we love.  I would be interested in reading one of her novels, but I was not particularly drawn in by her fragmented and sparse writing style.

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