from Slouching Towards Los Angeles: Living and writing in Joan Didion’s light — a collection of essays from Rare Bird Press

…Didion was trying to tell me, like she was trying to tell Quintana, that whatever haunts the wooden sidewalks in Sacramento was none of my business. And so I went there and walked those sidewalks, with my unborn daughter. I wanted to call her out, but in the end, I only did it because I wanted to walk beside her…

published at LitHub — In Renouncing the Myths of Old California, Did Joan Didion Deflect Responsibility?
Michelle Chihara Digs Through the Didion Family’s Land Records