Saturday, September 15, 2007

A Year Of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

While visiting Victoria B.C. this summer, I bought a copy of "A Year of Magical Thinking" by Joan Didion.

Didion's writing is stunning.

I am still haunted by her story of how she kept her deceased husband's best suit in the closet, because "He would need it when he returned." She knew she was engaging in magical thinking, but the thoughts were beyond conscious control.

A wise, compassionate and honest book by a major writer.

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