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The Resource The year of magical thinking, Joan Didion

The year of magical thinking, Joan Didion

Label
The year of magical thinking
Title
The year of magical thinking
Statement of responsibility
Joan Didion
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
""Life changes fast. You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends." These were among the first words Joan Didion wrote in January 2004. Her daughter was lying unconscious in an intensive care unit, a victim of pneumonia and septic shock. Her husband, John Gregory Dunne, was dead. The night before New Year's Eve, while they were sitting down to dinner, he suffered a massive and fatal coronary. The two had lived and worked side by side for nearly 40 years. The weeks and months that followed "cut loose any fixed idea I had about death, about illness, about probability and luck-- about marriage and children and memory-- about the shallowness of sanity, about life itself." In The Year of Magical Thinking, Didion explores with electric honesty and passion a private yet universal experience. Her portrait of a marriage-- and a life, in good times and bad-- will speak directly to anyone who has ever loved a husband, a wife, or a child" -- from publisher's web site
Cataloging source
WIM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Didion, Joan
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
autobiography
PerformerNote
Read by Barbara Caruso
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Caruso, Barbara
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Didion, Joan
  • Dunne, John Gregory
  • Didion, Joan
  • Didion, Joan
  • Novelists, American
  • Novelists, American
  • Journalists
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Widows
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Grief
Label
The year of magical thinking, Joan Didion
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
985986
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
4 audio discs
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781598870053
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
025024894831
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
HBP 89483
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 985986
  • (OCoLC)62119249
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The year of magical thinking, Joan Didion
Publication
Note
Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
985986
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
4 audio discs
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781598870053
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
025024894831
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
HBP 89483
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 985986
  • (OCoLC)62119249
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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