Blue nights
(CD Audiobook)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Published:
[New York] : Random House Audio, [2011].
Format:
CD Audiobook
Edition:
Unabridged.
Physical Desc:
4 sound discs (4 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Status:
Description
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 sees as underscoring her own age, something she finds hard to acknowledge, much less accept.   Blue Nights -the long, light evening hours that signal the summer solstice, "the opposite of the dying of the brightness, but also its warning"-like The Year of Magical Thinking before it, is an iconic book of incisive and electric honesty, haunting and profoundly moving. From the Hardcover edition.
Also in This Series
Copies
Location
Call Number
Status
Durham Media Room
BCD B DIDION
On Shelf
East Lyme Public Adult Books on CD Non-Fiction
CD B DIDION
On Shelf
Essex Adult Book on CD Non-Fiction
BCD B DIDION
On Shelf
Guilford Adult Books on CD
BKCD BIOG DIDION
On Shelf
Hamden/Miller Adult Talking Book CD
CD/TBK/92/DIDION
On Shelf
Middletown/Russell Adult Book on CD
BKCD B-DIDION DID
On Shelf
North Haven Adult Audiobook CD
Audiobook/CD Biography Didion
On Shelf
Old Saybrook/Acton Adult Book on CD
CD B DIDION
Due Oct 8, 2019
Woodbridge Adult Compact Disc
CD B DIDION
On Shelf
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Details
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780307940810 , 0307940810

Notes

General Note
Title from disc surface.
General Note
Compact discs.
General Note
Duration: 4:00:00.
Participants/Performers
Reading by Kimberly Farr of the 2011 book.
Description
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.
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Didion, J., & Farr, K. (2011). Blue nights. Unabridged. [New York]: Random House Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Didion, Joan and Kimberly. Farr. 2011. Blue Nights. [New York]: Random House Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Didion, Joan and Kimberly. Farr, Blue Nights. [New York]: Random House Audio, 2011.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Didion, Joan., and Kimberly Farr. Blue Nights. Unabridged. [New York]: Random House Audio, 2011.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
f293d759-fc34-9228-6a2a-71d42076eb8e
Go To GroupedWork
Last Sierra Extract TimeSep 17, 2019 09:01:06 AM
Last File Modification TimeSep 17, 2019 09:01:31 AM
Last Grouped Work Modification TimeSep 17, 2019 10:34:42 PM

MARC Record

LEADER03252cim a2200553Ia 4500
001ocm744533090
003OCoLC
00520120313104326.0
007sd fungnnmmned
008110720s2011    nyunnnn        a  n eng d
019 |a 701810279
020 |a 9780307940810
020 |a 0307940810
02801|a RDH30794081A|b Random House Audio
02801|a RHA 3360|b Random House Audio
035 |a (OCoLC)744533090|z (OCoLC)701810279
040 |a TOH|c TOH|d BTCTA|d NSB|d TEF|d JP3|d SINLB|d VP@|d KYB|d BDX|d LEO
049 |a LEOA
05014|a PS3554.I33|b Z46 2011ab
08204|a 813/.54|a B|2 23
08204|a 813.54|2 22
1001 |a Didion, Joan.
24510|a Blue nights|h [sound recording] /|c Joan Didion.
250 |a Unabridged.
260 |a [New York] :|b Random House Audio,|c [2011]
300 |a 4 sound discs (4 hr., 30 min.) :|b digital ;|c 4 3/4 in.
500 |a Title from disc surface.
500 |a Compact discs.
5110 |a Reading by Kimberly Farr of the 2011 book.
500 |a Duration: 4:00:00.
520 |a 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.
60010|a Didion, Joan.
650 0|a Women novelists, American|y 20th century|v Biography.
650 0|a Novelists, American|y 20th century|v Biography.
655 7|a Audiobooks.|2 lcgft.
7001 |a Farr, Kimberly.|4 nrt.
7102 |a Random House Audio Publishing.
907 |a .b21339600|b 10-30-18|c 07-15-11
998 |a du|a el|a ex|a gu|a hm|a md|a nh|a os|a wd|b 03-13-12|c m|d i |e -|f eng|g nyu|h 0|i 13
994 |a C0|b LEO
945 |a BCD B DIDION |g 0|h  - - |i 22701638102|j 2|l dugmm|o -|p $50.00|q -|r -|s - |t 3|u 24|v 3|w 1|x 2|y .i44907126|z 02-18-12
945 |a CD B DIDION |g 1|h  - - |i 20602887193|j 4|l elabe|n 01-13-12 MidWest Tape|o -|p $24.99|q -|r -|s - |t 3|u 7|v 4|w 0|x 0|y .i44710136|z 01-17-12
945 |a BCD B DIDION |g 0|h  - - |i 21500853367|j 6|l exabe|m 4 DISCS|n P 11/11|o -|p $0.00|q -|r -|s - |t 3|u 18|v 2|w 0|x 0|y .i44336573|z 11-08-11
945 |a BKCD BIOG DIDION|g 0|h  - - |i 20502968752|j 7|l guabc|m CHECK FOR 4 DISCS.|o -|p $25.00|q -|r -|s - |t 3|u 20|v 7|w 0|x 2|y .i44313676|z 11-04-11
945 |a CD/TBK/92/DIDION|g 1|h  - - |i 31200007666265|j 35|l hmabc|o -|p $25.00|q -|r -|s - |t 3|u 23|v 2|w 0|x 1|y .i5233157x|z 07-18-14
945 |a BKCD B-DIDION DID |g 1|h  - - |i 21405707065|j 13|l mdabc|m 4 CDS|o -|p $28.00|q -|r -|s - |t 3|u 5|v 5|w 0|x 0|y .i4575956x|z 06-25-12
945 |a Audiobook/CD Biography Didion|g 0|h  - - |i 31216003445686|j 28|l nhakg|m Check for accompanying material. 4 CDs|o -|p $25.00|q -|r -|s - |t 172|u 2|v 0|w 0|x 0|y .i46608564|z 11-21-12
945 |a CD B DIDION|g 1|h 10-08-19|i 33520000077378|j 33|l osabc|m CHK 4 CDS|o -|p $25.00|q c|r -|s - |t 3|u 17|v 10|w 1|x 2|y .i48002628|z 04-25-13
945 |a CD B DIDION|g 1|h  - - |i 21802103923|j 21|l wdac |m 4 DISCS|o -|p $25.00|q c|r -|s - |t 3|u 26|v 10|w 0|x 0|y .i44277118|z 10-27-11