The Year of Magical Thinking

The Year of Magical Thinking - Joan Didion [Non-fiction] This book was mentioned in Will Schwalbe's 'The End of Your Life Book Club' and it is also about loss -- about life in the face of the loss of a significant other. A poignantly honest and raw account of a hurting heart laid bare. The author's husband collapses suddenly and dies from heart failure. The details in her account of this change in her life are 'excruciating': I use this word because through the intricate and intimate flow of her words, one sees the transmutation of her pain being fashioned into a new and different self -- forged from the amalgamation of what was, and what will be from henceforth.