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Blue Nights by Joan Didion
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Feb 28, 2012

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bookshelves: read-in-2012, memoir, grieving
Read in February, 2012

Not exactly what I had expected. I thought this would be a book about her daughter, but I came away feeling like I hardly knew her at all. yet I would still recommend it anyway, if only for some of its writing. The descriptions of what a Blue Night is? I wished someone else was in the room with me so I would have a reason to read it out loud. And in the last pages of the book Didion's frailty, grief and insecurity about her mothering are palpable.

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