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I don't get all the negative reviews about this book regarding how Joan Didion writes about her daughter. I loved reading it and couldn't put it down. I liked the way Didion wove excerpts of poetry, especially Quintana's poem, into the book and I think her portrayal of Quintana was loving and tender. I was surprised that there were identical excerpts from The Year of Magical Thinking, but it makes sense and I enjoyed both books.