Carolyn See has died. She (pictured, via) was 82 years old.
The Washington Post reports that throughout her lifetime, See wrote ten books (both nonfiction and fiction). She also devoted 27 years to serving as a book reviewer for The Washington Post.
Here’s more from The New York Times: “Her novels often put portraits of intimate relationships and sociological observations of the lives of Angelenos together with grander fictional ideas that resonate with political and social concerns of the moment…Her best-known book, Golden Days (1986), presents a post-apocalyptic view of Los Angeles in the aftermath of a nuclear explosion. Narrated by a twice-divorced single mother who has moved with her two young daughters to Topanga Canyon, the book tells a counterintuitive tale of societal redemption after the world is nearly destroyed by powerful, misguided politicians.” (via The Los Angeles Times)