My short review of Joan Didion's Blue Nights is in the Indy on Sunday today. This is a book she wrote after the death of her daughter Quintana. Only a couple of years previously, Didion published an autobiography about the death of her husband; around the time that book was published, Quintana was admitted to hospital with a series of illnesses that would kill her a couple of years later. Blue Nights is therefore a harrowing book:
Much longer review also available, will post up sometime.