The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

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The Year of Magical Thinking, by Joan Didion, is an account of the year following the death of the author's husband John Gregory Dunne (1932–2003). Published by Knopf in October 2005, the book was immediately acclaimed as a classic in the genre of mourning literature. It won the National Book Award in November 2005 and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award[1] as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Biography/Autobiography.

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The 378th greatest nonfiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 8th on Paste Magazine's Best Books of the Decade(2000-2009) (Paste Magazine)
  2. - 33rd on The New Classics - 100 Best Reads from 1983 to 2008 (Entertainment Weekly)
  3. - National Book Award - Nonfiction (National Book Foundation)
  4. - Books of the Decade (The Guardian)
  5. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime ( (USA))
  6. - 100 Major Works of Modern Creative Nonfiction (

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