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The Year of Magical Thinking

(2005)
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From one of America's iconic writers, a stunning book of electric honesty and passion. Joan Didion explores an intensely personal yet universal experience: a portrait of a marriage - and a life, in good times and bad - that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child.

Several days before Christmas 2003, John Gregory Dunne and Joan Didion saw their only daughter, Quintana, fall ill with what seemed at first flu, then pneumonia, then complete septic shock. She was put into an induced coma and placed on life support. Days later - the night before New Year's Eve - the Dunnes were just sitting down to dinner after visiting the hospital when John Gregory Dunne suffered a massive and fatal coronary. In a second, this close, symbiotic partnership of forty years was over. Four weeks later, their daughter pulled through. Two months after that, arriving at LAX, she collapsed and underwent six hours of brain surgery at UCLA Medical Center to relieve a massive hematoma.

This powerful book is Didion's attempt to make sense of the “weeks and then months that cut loose any fixed idea I ever had about death, about illness . . . about marriage and children and memory . . . about the shallowness of sanity, about life itself.

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Hardback Editions

May 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Year of Magical Thinking (Fourth Estate 25th Anniv Edtn)
Author(s): Joan Didion
ISBN: 0-00-730882-5 / 978-0-00-730882-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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October 2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Year of Magical Thinking
Author(s): Joan Didion
ISBN: 0-00-721684-X / 978-0-00-721684-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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October 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Year of Magical Thinking
Author(s): Joan Didion
ISBN: 1-4000-4314-X / 978-1-4000-4314-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
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Paperback Editions

January 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Year of Magical Thinking
Author(s): Joan Didion
ISBN: 0-00-787999-7 / 978-0-00-787999-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial / The Times
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April 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Year of Magical Thinking
Author(s): Joan Didion
ISBN: 0-00-727074-7 / 978-0-00-727074-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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January 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Year of Magical Thinking (Random House Large Print)
Author(s): Joan Didion
ISBN: 0-7393-2779-8 / 978-0-7393-2779-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Large Print
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February 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Year of Magical Thinking
Author(s): Joan Didion
ISBN: 1-4000-7843-1 / 978-1-4000-7843-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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September 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Year of Magical Thinking
Author(s): Joan Didion
ISBN: 0-00-721685-8 / 978-0-00-721685-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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September 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: SOS TITLE UNKNOWN
Author(s): Joan Didion
ISBN: 0-307-27800-X / 978-0-307-27800-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Books
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February 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Year of Magical Thinking
Author(s): Joan Didion
ISBN: 0-00-722174-6 / 978-0-00-722174-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage , Random House
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2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Year of Magical Thinking
Author(s): Joan Didion
ISBN: 0-7394-6967-3 / 978-0-7394-6967-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Books / Random House
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Audio Editions

September 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Year of Magical Thinking
Author(s): Joan Didion
ISBN: 1-5012-6069-3 / 978-1-5012-6069-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books on Brilliance Audio
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October 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Year of Magical Thinking
Author(s): Joan Didion
ISBN: 1-59887-005-X / 978-1-59887-005-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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September 2005 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Year of Magical Thinking
Author(s): Joan Didion
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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September 2005 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Year of Magical Thinking
Author(s): Joan Didion
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

August 2014 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Year of Magical Thinking (SparkNotes Literature Guide) (SparkNotes Literature Guide Series)
Author(s): SparkNotes, Joan Didion
Publisher: SparkNotes
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April 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Year of Magical Thinking: The Play (Vintage International)
Author(s): Joan Didion
Publisher: Vintage
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February 2009 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Year of Magical Thinking
Author(s): Joan Didion
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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February 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Year of Magical Thinking (Vintage International)
Author(s): Joan Didion
Publisher: Vintage
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