GoodReads Review: Blue Nights by Joan Didion

Blue NightsBlue Nights by Joan Didion

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Like a mother’s gentle hand, Joan Didion’s eloquent and vivid description of her Southern California and New York worlds guides the reader through the life and tragic loss of her daughter, Quintana Roo. The darling child grows to into a depressed but delightful woman through Didion’s repetition and nimble prose, making her death even more poignant. Yet the young girl’s life cycle reveals the undercurrent of Didion’s struggle with her own increasing age and solitude as well as the weakening of her own body, but — as evident in this poetic memoir — not her mind.

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