The Year of Magical Thinking

by: Joan Didion

Chapter 1 Quiz

Further study Chapter 1 Quiz

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What words does Didion contemplate adding to her opening lines of the memoir, but ultimately decide not to?

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Didion reflects on the fact that life-changing events are often preceded by a feeling of ___.

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What feeling did Didion remember building in her after each retelling of the story of John’s death?

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What was John doing when he had his fatal heart attack?

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What does Didion say she wishes she had to help tell the story of the time after John’s death?