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November 25, 2011

45 Down, 7 To Go - "Blue Nights" (52 Books, 52 Weeks)

Where Joan Didion's memoir Year of Magical Thinking centered on her reaction to her husband of forty years John Gregory Dunne's death, Blue Nights focuses on the death of her daughter, Quintana Roo.

Didion is a writer I greatly admire, and the articulation of personal loss, both individual and cumulative, has never been more powerful than in this book. Raw, honest, and in inimitable prose, Blue Nights is both unforgettable and beautiful.

My next book is Gianni Rodari's novel Lamberto, Lamberto, Lamberto.

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