Blue Nights - Joan Didion The book is only partly about losing her daughter, it is just as much about losing your sense of yourself, the body you trusted, the sharp mind, the memories, the anchor in life. At 75 Joan Didion face a lot of health problems and the moment that really touched me was her trying to figure out who to put up as contact person in case of an emergency, her only 'persons' both being dead.
oh and the yellow rose on the stage floor in the dark...