Madeleine L’Engle

Originally Posted at Bibliophile’s Retreat (MySpace) by Melissa Meeks

The following quote from Madeleine L’Engle was used to close out the article announcing her death and touting her career success as a writer over the years, that was posted in today’s New York Times Book Section online.

“It does indeed have something to do with faith,” she said, “faith that the universe has meaning, that our little human lives are not irrelevant, that what we choose or say or do matters, matters cosmically.”

I also found an AP release with some additional info about Ms. L’Engle that was used in today’s USA Today Life/People Section online.

I never really looked at dates when I was younger but I loved the Austin Family series as well as the Wrinkle in Time series. I was thinking about rereading some of her YA books recently but hadn’t added them to my requests from the library yet as I was trying to finish some other TBR’s first. I will have to make a note to add her to my library searches next time I am requesting books. The fact that her books were originally published in the ’60s, still popular through the ’80s and ’90s into the 21st century says alot for her talent. She was not only a great writer but an author who has been loved by several generations of children, teens and adults. I also suspect she will continue to be for years to come. Like Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, C. S. Lewis and many other great authors she will in a sense live on through the legacy of her books.

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