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Blue nights / Joan Didion.

by Didion, Joan.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Borzoi book.Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2011Edition: 1st ed.Description: 188 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780307267672; 0307267679.Subject(s): Didion, Joan | Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography | Didion, Joan | American novelists -- Biography | Didion, Joan | Novelists, American | Didion, Joan, 1934- | Mor-barnrelationer | Amerikanska f�orfattare -- 1900-talet -- biografi | 1900 - 1999Genre/Form: Biography.DDC classification: 813/.54 | B 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.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.
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"This is a Borzoi book."

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.

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.

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