About the book

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.

ISBN: 978-1-4000-7843-1

This book focuses on a rather privileged and specific literary class that has inhabited New York City for ages. It is an elegant exploration of what happens when people who are very used to only thinking are faced with having to feel. It also reminds us that no one is immune to unexpected tragedies, to pain, to loss. It’s a masterpiece if you’re interested in watching the brain attempt to translate the heart.

Melissa Unger

Melissa Unger

Creative Director

New York City

in the Literature Atlas

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