The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion


Monday, March 27 through Friday, April 7, 2006. Read by Jim Fleming.

This is an extraordinary book. It describes a year that began with her daughter in a coma and shortly after, her husband dead of a heart attack. Didion’s examination of love and loss is intensely personal but open to everyone.

(Knopf; ISBN-10: 140004314X)

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Theme: Rachmaninov: Moment musical in e minor Op 16 No 4; Prelude in G, Op 32 No 5; Gabriela Montero, piano (EMI Classics 5 58039 2)