Tracy Daugherty





Tracy Daugherty


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Midland, Texas, The United States
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The Last Love Song: A Biogr...

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Hiding Man: A Biography of ...

4.26 avg rating — 151 ratings — published 2009 — 4 editions
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Just One Catch: A Biography...

3.68 avg rating — 44 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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One Day the Wind Changed: S...

3.73 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
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It Takes a Worried Man: Sto...

3.67 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2002 — 4 editions
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Axeman's Jazz: A Novel

2.57 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2003 — 6 editions
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What Falls Away

2.25 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1996 — 2 editions
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Desire Provoked

3.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1986 — 6 editions
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The Woman in the Oil Field:...

3.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1996 — 5 editions
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The Boy Orator: A Novel

4.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1999 — 4 editions
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“Male novelists were granted a 'social tradition' in which to operate, Didion discovered" 'hard drinkers, bad livers, wives, wars, big fish, Africa, Paris, no second acts.”
Tracy Daugherty

“apocalyptic notions,” she once said, thinking of earthquakes, floods, and fires. “However, mixed up with this tolerance for notions in which the world is going to end dramatically is the belief that the world can’t help but get better and better. It’s really hard for me to believe that everything doesn’t improve, because thinking like that was just so much part of being in California.” More deeply, the paradoxes in her writing suggest her real interest is language, its inaccuracies and illusions, the way words imply their opposites, and the ways stories, particularly stories that tell us how to live, get told or don’t. For”
Tracy Daugherty, The Last Love Song: A Biography of Joan Didion

“We tell ourselves stories in order to live,”
Tracy Daugherty, The Last Love Song: A Biography of Joan Didion

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