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A marriage is forever, isn't it?

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"A heart-melting story of forgiveness and second chances.” -Booklist

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In 1920s Appalachia, two women investigate murder and fight for their community.

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Hunting for the bad guys has never been so dangerous...

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He broke the Man Code rule

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What mysterious curse binds them?


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Also by Joan Didion:

Blue Nights, November 2011
The Year of Magical Thinking, February 2007
Paperback (reprint)
We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live, October 2006
Play It As It Lays, November 2005
Trade Size (reprint)
The Year of Magical Thinking, October 2005
Vintage Didion, January 2004
Trade Size (reprint)
Where I Was From, September 2003
Fixed Ideas: America Since 9.11, June 2003
Political Fictions, August 2002
Trade Size
A Book of Common Prayer, April 1995
Trade Size (reprint)
Democracy, April 1995
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The Year of Magical Thinking
Joan Didion

From one of America’s iconic writers, a stunning book of electric honesty and passion. Joan Didion explores an intensely personal yet universal experience: a portrait of a marriage–and a life, in good times and bad...

October 2005
Featuring: John Gregory Dunne; Joan Didion; Quintana Roo
240 pages
ISBN: 140004314X
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Several days before Christmas 2003, John Gregory Dunne and Joan Didion saw their only daughter, Quintana, fall ill with what seemed at first flu, then pneumonia, then complete septic shock. She was put into an induced coma and placed on life support. Days later–the night before New Year’s Eve–the Dunnes were just sitting down to dinner after visiting the hospital when John Gregory Dunne suffered a massive and fatal coronary. In a second, this close, symbiotic partnership of forty years was over. Four weeks later, their daughter pulled through. Two months after that, arriving at LAX, she collapsed and underwent six hours of brain surgery at UCLA Medical Center to relieve a massive hematoma.

This powerful book is Didion’s attempt to make sense of the “weeks and then months that cut loose any fixed idea I ever had about death, about illness . . . about marriage and children and memory . . . about the shallowness of sanity, about life itself.”

Media Buzz

Early Show - June 6, 2007
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The View - April 24, 2007
Today - April 13, 2007
CBS Sunday Morning - March 25, 2007
Studio 360 - March 2, 2007
Morning Edition - February 8, 2007
Martha Stewart - January 8, 2007
Fresh Air - NPR - December 22, 2005
Today - December 19, 2005
Fresh Air - NPR - November 18, 2005
NewsHour with Jim Lehrer - November 17, 2005
National Book Awards - November 16, 2005
Diane Rehm Show - NPR - October 27, 2005
Charlie Rose - October 24, 2005
Fresh Air - NPR - October 13, 2005
Morning Edition - September 30, 2005


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