Blue nights
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Published:
New York : Vintage International, 2012, c2011.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st Vintage International ed.
Physical Desc:
188 pages ; 21 cm.
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A New York Times Notable Book and National Bestseller

From one of our most powerful writers, a work of stunning frankness about losing a daughter.

Richly textured with memories from her own childhood and married life with her husband, John Gregory Dunne, and daughter, Quintana Roo, this new book by Joan Didion is an intensely personal and moving account of her thoughts, fears, and doubts regarding having children, illness and growing old.

As she reflects on her daughter's life and on her role as a parent, Didion grapples with the candid questions that all parents face, and contemplates her 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 profound. "Incantory....A beautiful condolance note to humanity about some of the painful realities of the human condition." -- The Washington Post

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Language:
English
ISBN:
0307387380, 9780307387387

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Originally published: New York : ALfred A. Knopf, 2011.
Description
Shares the author's observations about her daughter as well as her own thoughts and fears about having children and growing old, in a personal account that discusses her daughter's wedding and her feelings of failure as a parent.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Didion, J. (20122011). Blue nights. 1st Vintage International ed. New York: Vintage International.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Didion, Joan. 20122011. Blue Nights. New York: Vintage International.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Didion, Joan, Blue Nights. New York: Vintage International, 20122011.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Didion, Joan. Blue Nights. 1st Vintage International ed. New York: Vintage International, 20122011. Print.

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.
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