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The Resource The year of magical thinking, Joan Didion, (text large print)

The year of magical thinking, Joan Didion, (text large print)

Label
The year of magical thinking
Title
The year of magical thinking
Statement of responsibility
Joan Didion
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
[In this book, the author] 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." -Dust jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Didion, Joan
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3554.I33
LC item number
Z63 2007b
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Didion, Joan
  • Didion, Joan
  • Didion, Joan
  • Dunne, John Gregory
  • Grief
  • Journalists
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Novelists, American
  • Novelists, American
  • Widows
Target audience
adult
Label
The year of magical thinking, Joan Didion, (text large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
353 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780739327791
Isbn Type
(pbk. : large print)
Lccn
2007044416
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • 166380155
  • (OCoLC)166380155
Label
The year of magical thinking, Joan Didion, (text large print)
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
353 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780739327791
Isbn Type
(pbk. : large print)
Lccn
2007044416
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • 166380155
  • (OCoLC)166380155

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