Title Profile & Character Information

The Year of Magical Thinking

Annotation
Didion chronicles the experience of losing her husband, the writer John Gregory Dunne, to a massive coronary, just weeks after the two of them watched as their only daughter was put into an induced coma to save her life. With honesty and passion, Didion explores this intensely personal yet universal experience.

Awards
2005  National Book Awards
2005  New York Times Notable Books of the Year
2005  New York Times Editors' Choice

GenreNonFiction
Family & relationships
Memoir
TopicsGrief
Widows
Loss
Writers
Death and dying
Death of a spouse
Family relationships
Husbands and wives
Mothers and daughters
Coma patients