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The Resource Blue nights, Joan Didion

Blue nights, Joan Didion

Label
Blue nights
Title
Blue nights
Statement of responsibility
Joan Didion
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this memoir, the author shares her 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. It 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 missed or perhaps displaced. Seamlessly woven in are incidents Didion sees as underscoring her own age, something she finds hard to acknowledge, much less accept
Summary
Shares the author's frank 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
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book 2011
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10009382
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3554.I33
LC item number
Z46 2011
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Blue nights, Joan Didion
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book."
Control code
5530828
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
188 p.
Isbn
9780307267672
Lccn
2011013582
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn697261612
  • (OCoLC)697261612
Label
Blue nights, Joan Didion
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book."
Control code
5530828
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
188 p.
Isbn
9780307267672
Lccn
2011013582
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn697261612
  • (OCoLC)697261612

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