Blue nights

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In her first book since The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion has now written with stunning frankness about her daughter, Quintana Roo, as well as thoughts and fears about having children and about growing old. Blue Nights opens on July 26, 2010, as Didion thinks back to Quintanas wedding in New York seven years before. Today would be her wedding anniversary. This fact triggers vivid snapshots of Quintanas 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 missed or perhaps displaced. Seamlessly woven in are incidents Didion sees as underscoring her own age, something she finds hard to acknowledge, much less accept. Blue Nights - the long, light evening hours that follow the summer solstice, “the opposite of the dying of the brightness, but also its warning” - is a book that is not only haunting but profoundly moving.

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subject_facetAdoptive parents -- United States -- Biography
Children -- Death
Didion, Joan
Grief
Loss (Psychology)
Mothers and daughters -- United States
Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography
Older women -- United States -- Biography
Women novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography
Women novelists, American -- 20th century -- Family relationships
title_displayBlue nights
title_fullBlue Nights
Blue nights / Joan Didion
title_shortBlue nights
topic_facetAdoptive parents
Biography & Autobiography
Children
Death
Didion, Joan
Family relationships
Grief
Literary Criticism
Loss (Psychology)
Mothers and daughters
Nonfiction
Novelists, American
Older women
Psychology
Women novelists, American