All library locations are closed beginning at 6 PM Wednesday, Nov 27, and reopen for normal hours on Saturday, Nov 30. Happy Thanksgiving!

The year of magical thinking

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(8)
4 star
 
(1)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(2)
1 star
 
(0)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
Didion's journalistic skills are displayed as never before in this story of a year in her life that began with her daughter in a medically induced coma and her husband unexpectedly dead due to a heart attack. This powerful and moving work 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." With vulnerability and passion, Joan Didion explores an intensely personal yet universal experience of love and loss. THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING will speak directly to anyone who has ever loved a husband, wife, or child.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
140004314
9781598872071
9780307279729
159887005
9781598955361
9781400078431
9781598870053
UPC:
025024894831
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 0e3de0be-cb4d-e1cf-b096-b24b5492d4d5
Grouping Title year of magical thinking
Grouping Author didion joan
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-11-21 22:45:30PM
Last Indexed 2019-11-21 10:07:45AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Caruso, Barbara (Actress).
author Didion, Joan.
author2-role Caruso, Barbara(Actress).
Caruso, Barbara(Actress).|Narrator
author_display Didion, Joan
available_at_catalog Green Hills
Green Hills Kids
Hermitage
Hermitage Kids
collection_catalog Audiobook
Non-Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Green Hills - Adult Audiobook
Green Hills - Adult Non-Fiction
Hermitage - Adult Non-Fiction
Madison - Adult Non-Fiction
Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction
Thompson Lane - Adult Non-Fiction
display_description 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--that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child.

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."

From the Hardcover edition.
format_catalog Book
CD audio book
Playaway
eAudiobook
eBook
format_category_catalog Audio Books
Books
eBook
id 0e3de0be-cb4d-e1cf-b096-b24b5492d4d5
isbn 140004314
159887005
9780307279729
9781400078431
9781598870053
9781598872071
9781598955361
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:CARL0000258870 35192050116866 Green Hills - Adult Audiobook CD AUDIO 813.54 D556y 1 false false On Hold Shelf GH
overdrive:eeb14b0e-a4b2-4b55-8aae-bf2916aceae6 -1 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eAudiobook Audio Books 3 false true OverDrive OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen Checked Out
overdrive:ca999c09-4e54-497f-9c89-9e89f7fa498c -1 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eBook eBook 2 false true OverDrive Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read Available Online
ils:CARL0000249592 35192047425594 Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction 813.54 D556y 1 false false Checked Out MN
ils:CARL0000249592 35192037649625 Thompson Lane - Adult Non-Fiction 813.54 D556y 1 false false Checked Out TL
ils:CARL0000249592 35192033505201 Hermitage - Adult Non-Fiction 813.54 D556y 1 false false Checked Out HM
ils:CARL0000249592 35192038457713 Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction 813.54 D556y 1 false false Checked Out MN
ils:CARL0000249592 35192050285554 Green Hills - Adult Non-Fiction 813.54 D556y 1 false false On Shelf GH
ils:CARL0000249592 35192036069700 Madison - Adult Non-Fiction 813.54 D556y 1 false false Checked Out MA
ils:CARL0000249592 35192038718072 Hermitage - Adult Non-Fiction 813.54 D556y 1 false false On Shelf HM
ils:CARL0000277574 35192036620577 Green Hills - Adult Audiobook PLAYAWAY 813.54 D556y 1 false false On Shelf GH
itype_catalog
Book
CD audio book
Playaway
last_indexed 2019-11-21T16:07:45.915Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog 813.54 D556y
CD AUDIO 813.54 D556y
PLAYAWAY 813.54 D556y
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Green Hills
Green Hills Kids
Hermitage
Hermitage Kids
Madison
Madison Kids
Main Kids
Main Library
Thompson Lane
primary_isbn 140004314
primary_upc 025024894831
publishDate 2005
2007
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:CARL0000258870 CD audio book Audio Books English HighBridge, p2005. 4 sound discs (5.5 hr.) : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in.
overdrive:eeb14b0e-a4b2-4b55-8aae-bf2916aceae6 eAudiobook Audio Books English HighBridge
overdrive:ca999c09-4e54-497f-9c89-9e89f7fa498c eBook eBook English Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007
ils:CARL0000249592 Book Books 1st ed. English Knopf, 2005. 227 p. ; 21 cm.
ils:CARL0000277574 Playaway Audio Books English HighBridge, p2005. 1 sound media player (5.25 hr.) : digital ; 3 1/2 x 2 1/4 in.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:CARL0000258870 35192050116866 Checked Out On Hold Shelf false false true false false true
overdrive:eeb14b0e-a4b2-4b55-8aae-bf2916aceae6 -1 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
overdrive:ca999c09-4e54-497f-9c89-9e89f7fa498c -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000249592 35192047425594 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000249592 35192037649625 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000249592 35192033505201 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000249592 35192038457713 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000249592 35192050285554 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000249592 35192036069700 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000249592 35192038718072 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000277574 35192036620577 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
subject_facet Audiobooks
Didion, Joan
Didion, Joan -- Family
Didion, Joan -- Marriage
Dunne, John Gregory, -- 1932-2003 -- Death and burial
Grief
Journalists -- United States -- Biography
Loss (Psychology)
Mothers and daughters -- United States
Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography
Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Family relationships
Widows -- United States -- Biography
title_display The year of magical thinking
title_full The Year of Magical Thinking
The year of magical thinking / Joan Didion
The year of magical thinking [sound recording] / Joan Didion
title_short The year of magical thinking
title_sub
topic_facet Audiobooks
Biography & Autobiography
Death and burial
Didion, Joan
Dunne, John Gregory
Family
Family relationships
Grief
Journalists
Loss (Psychology)
Marriage
Mothers and daughters
Nonfiction
Novelists, American
Self-Improvement
Widows
upc 025024894831