The Year of Magical Thinking

Joan Didion

Whilst it may not be an easy read, Didion’s intensely powerful snapshot of a loving family torn apart in an instant and the painstaking attempts to make sense of sudden tragedy is one of the most profound books ever written about suffering and grief. Cast in lucid, pin-sharp prose, The Year of Magical Thinking is a truly unforgettable reading experience.     

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