From one of our most powerful writers, a work of stunning frankness about losing a daughter. Richly textured with bits of her own childhood and married life with her husband, John Gregory Dunne, and daughter, Quintana Roo, this new book by Joan Didion examines her thoughts, fears, and doubts regarding having children, illness, and growing old.
Have you ever had one chance - or one night - to have hot, reckless sex? One Night Only is a compendium of the most refined zipless f*ckfantasies imaginable. Chance encounters, secret oral sex, frenzied public sex.... The expertly crafted characters in these riveting stories gotta have it, and they need it now.
"A Delicious Anthology of One Nighters"
An unidentified woman in a nightgown is the victim of a hit-and-run accident that leaves her unconscious and seriously injured. The image of the young woman stumbling along a dark, winding road is one true-crime writer Molly Blume cannot shake. It draws her to a bedside in intensive care, where, before dying, the victim whispers three names: Robbie, Max, and Nina. It is sufficient enough to reinforce Molly's gut instinct that there are sinister circumstances behind the assault on Lenore Saunders.
"Heroine is a dummy"
Card-playing corpses, unfaithful husbands and "flying" ladies - life as an ambulance driver in the 1970s was certainly varied.... At the age of 23, Les Pringle decided to escape from office life, broaden his horizons, and become an ambulance driver. Little did he realize how broad those horizons would turn out to be.... Filled with warmth and humour, Blue Lights and Long Nights takes us back to a time when lonely old ladies could call 999 and have a cup of tea waiting when the drivers turned up for a chat; when learning to drive the ambulance meant going out for one test drive and managing not to hit a pedestrian.
Didion discusses her deeply moving new memoir about her daughter, and her own fears and thoughts about growing old, in her first book since the National Book Award-winning The Year of Magical Thinking. As with that memoir, in her new one Didion confides and confronts her fears, frailties, and sorrows about her life as she looks back and forward. In conversation with her nephew Griffin Dunne (After Hours).
From one of America’s greatest and most iconic writers: an honest and courageous portrait of age and motherhood. Several days before Christmas 2003, Joan Didion’s only daughter, Quintana, fell seriously ill. In 2010, Didion marked the sixth anniversary of her daughter’s death. Blue Nights is a shatteringly honest examination of Joan Didion’s life as a mother, a woman and a writer.
The Sultan wants to ensure his hundred concubines keep themselves in shape, so he devises a fitness plan with a difference. The losers of his weekly sprinting sessions are to be whipped by his very own lashmaster. When Orla is tricked into coming last in her race, she is fearful. Returning to the harem alone, she encounters Aladdin and his Genie, both of whom are in search of erotic encounters.
The adventures of a talking wooden puppet who yearns to become a real boy.
A conversation with Joan Didion, author of Blue Nights. Next, a conversation with Mark Halperin and Maggie Haberman on Herman Cain. Finally, a look at the G-20 Summit, with Gillian Tett and Ian Bremmer.