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Blue nights [electronic resource]. Joan Didion.

Didion, Joan. (Author). Farr, Kimberly. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780307940841 (sound recording)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (4 audio files) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, 2011.

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General Note: Unabridged.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator: Kimberly Farr.
Summary, etc.: From one of our most powerful writers, a work of stunning frankness about losing a daughter. Richly textured with bits of her own childhood and married life with her husband, John Gregory Dunne, and daughter, Quintana Roo, this new book by Joan Didion examines her thoughts, fears, and doubts regarding having children, illness, and growing old. Blue Nights opens on July 26, 2010, as Didion thinks back to Quintana's wedding in New York seven years before. Today would be her wedding anniversary. This fact triggers vivid snapshots of Quintana's childhood--in Malibu, in Brentwood, at school in Holmby Hills. Reflecting on her daughter but also on her role as a parent, Didion asks the candid questions any parent might about how she feels she failed either because cues were not taken or perhaps displaced. "How could I have missed what was clearly there to be seen?" Finally, perhaps we all remain unknown to each other. Seamlessly woven in are incidents Didion...
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 122574 KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
Genre: Electronic books.

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