Blue nights
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Published
New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2011.
Format
Book
Edition
1st ed.
Physical Desc
188 pages ; 21 cm.
Status
Oliver La Farge - Adult
BIO DIDION, J
Southside - Adult
BIO DIDION, J

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Language
English
ISBN
9780307267672, 0307267679

Notes

General Note
"This is a Borzoi book."
Description
In this memoir, the author shares her observations about her daughter as well as her own thoughts and fears about having children and growing old, in a personal account that discusses her daughter's wedding and her feelings of failure as a parent. It 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 missed or perhaps displaced. Seamlessly woven in are incidents Didion sees as underscoring her own age, something she finds hard to acknowledge, much less accept.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Didion, J. (2011). Blue nights. New York: Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Didion, Joan. 2011. Blue Nights. New York: Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Didion, Joan, Blue Nights. New York: Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2011.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Didion, Joan. Blue Nights. New York: Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2011. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.

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