Blue Nights by Joan Didion
Written as a sequel to her brilliant The Year of Magical Thinking, Didion explores the nature of parenting, adoption, the loss of a child, memories, and aging in this book.
Didion writes the way that I think--bouncing from one topic to the next, which works well for me as a reader, too. She also left me with several pages flagged to go back to read through certain passages again and again because her insights are so thought-provoking.
The book ended entirely too soon for me, and what more of a compliment can I give than that?
My overall personal rating of Blue Nights is a B+.