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Blue Nights (Signed First Edition)

Joan Didion

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ISBN 10: 0307267679 / ISBN 13: 9780307267672
Published by Knopf (New York), 2011
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First edition. First printing. Hardcover. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. She has signed her name only, with no inscriptions. Brand New! A pristine unread copy. Very fine/very fine in all repsects. Comes with archival-quality mylar dust jacket protector. Defect-free, smoke-free shop. Shipped in sturdy box with bubble wrap. Purchased new and opened only for signing. Her follow-up to THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING. You cannot find a better copy. Bookseller Inventory # 11-2011-1

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Title: Blue Nights (Signed First Edition)

Publisher: Knopf (New York)

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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From one of our most powerful writers, a work of stunning frankness about losing a daughter. Richly textured with bits of her own childhood and married life with her husband, John Gregory Dunne, and daughter, Quintana Roo, this new book by Joan Didion examines her thoughts, fears, and doubts regarding having children, illness, and growing old.
 
Blue Nights 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 not taken or perhaps displaced. “How could I have missed what was clearly there to be seen?” Finally, perhaps we all remain unknown to each other. Seamlessly woven in are incidents Didion sees as underscoring her own age, something she finds hard to acknowledge, much less accept.
 
Blue Nights—the long, light evening hours that signal the summer solstice, “the opposite of the dying of the brightness, but also its warning”—like The Year of Magical Thinking before it, is an iconic book of incisive and electric honesty, haunting and profoundly moving.

About the Author:

Joan Didion was born in Sacramento, California, and now lives in New York City. She is the author of five novels and eight previous books of nonfiction. Her collected nonfiction, We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live, was published by Everyman's Library in 2006.

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