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Joan Didion

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The Year of Magical Thinking, an autobiographical memoir by Joan Didion, showcases her experiences after the death of her husband, John Gregory Dunne. She struggles with accepting the reality of his death as well as the illness of her daughter Quintana, who must be taken to the hospital due to a massive brain hemorrhage. Joan travels with Quintana to Quintana’s home in New York to help her recover and, in the process, discovers she is finally finding the ability to move on with her life.

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