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Author Joan Didion has written novels, non-fiction and essays. She is a contributor to The New York Review of Books.

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Joan Didion: Crafting An Elegy For Her Daughter

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Quintana Roo Dunne takes in the ocean view with her parents, John Gregory Dunne and Joan Didion in Malibu in 1976. Quintana Roo fell ill in 2003, and her father had a fatal heart attack several days later. Blue Nights is Didion's elegy for her daughter who died in 2005 at age 39.

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Sorrowful 'Blue Nights': Didion Mourns Her Daughter

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Joan Didion, Writing a Story After an Ending

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Joan Didion Survives 'The Year of Magical Thinking'

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