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Blue Nights

Now That I'm A Mom, Only One Fear Consumes Me

Rachel Sherman | Posted 06.04.2012 | Parents
Rachel Sherman

That the joy of motherhood is compounded with the thought of death changes life itself. My worry morphed into the shape of a joyful, warm and funny little girl, who doesn't yet understand death.

Joan Didion: Late in Life

Joe Woodward | Posted 03.11.2012 | Books
Joe Woodward

Beyond the raw details of her daughter's death, beyond her grasp to understand its aftermath and its applied metaphor, Blue Nights deals with the physical "dismantling" of Didion herself.

The Best-Selling Books In Southern California

Posted 12.18.2011 | Los Angeles

The Southern California Independent Booksellers Association has released the bestselling books at local, independent bookstores for the sales week end...

Blue Nights and the Solace of Art

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 01.17.2012 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Blue Nights is the story of Joan Didion's craving for communion between the "I" of her individual event of loss and grief, and the "we" of its universal experience.

Steven King Goes Back To The Future, J. Edgar Puts On A Dress

Posted 01.07.2012 | Home

Monday, Nov. 7 The recently launched (or rather, dropped) exhibit of Italian prankster artist Maurizio Cattelan's objets d'arts, hung by thread fro...

Easy Reader: Is Joan Didion's Blue Nights Way Too Blue?

David Finkle | Posted 01.07.2012 | Books
David Finkle

In discoursing on her daughter's death -- and after having analyzed in print her reaction to a husband's demise -- Joan Didion is absolutely dealing with reality, but is she dealing with everyone's reality?

Joan Didion Reads Aloud From 'Blue Nights'

Posted 01.02.2012 | Home

Joan Didion has been given a gift with words and a surfeit of tragedy to write about. The contiguous deaths of her husband, filmmaker John Dunne, and ...

EXCLUSIVE: The Role Of Tragedy In Joan Didion's Life

Posted 07.29.2013 | Books

Tragedy in Joan Didion’s life became a common theme of her writing. "The Year of Magical Thinking," her memoir about the death of her husband John D...

Joan Didion On Her New Memoir

Publisher's Week | Carrie Tuhy | Posted 12.07.2011 | Fifty

"This was a much harder book to write than The Year of Magical Thinking," says Joan Didion about Blue Nights (to be released by Alfred A. Knopf on Nov...