Joan Didion's new book
The Year of Magical Thinking is getting a lot of press, and it's been nominated for a National Book Award. I read an exerpt and was deeply affected by it. The book is Didion's memoir of the year following her husband's sudden cardiac death, which in turn followed their only daughter's coma from infection. In the book, Didion writes of her daughter's recovery, but after she finished the book her daughter died. So tragic. But the book might be worth reading for some. It's all about grief.