Reading Guides, VOLUME 12

Madeleine L’Engle Biographies- Five Superb Books on Her Life and Work!

November 29 marks the 101st birthday of the novelist and Christian spirituality writer, Madeleine L’Engle

You may have read her classic sci-fi novel, A WRINKLE IN TIME, but how much do you know about her life and other works? We highly recommend these five biographies, which offer a rich introduction to Madeleine L’Engle …


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5) Listening for Madeleine: A Portrait of Madeleine L’Engle in Many Voices

Leonard Marcus

(FSG Books, 2012)

Madeleine L’Engle is perhaps best recognized as the author of A Wrinkle in Time, the enduring milestone work of fantasy fiction that won the 1963 John Newbery Medal for excellence in children’s literature and has enthralled millions of readers for the past fifty years. But to those who knew her well, L’Engle was much more besides: a larger-than-life persona, an inspiring mentor, a strong-willed matriarch, a spiritual guide, and a rare friend. In Listening for Madeleine, the renowned literary historian and biographer Leonard S. Marcus reveals Madeleine L’Engle in all her complexity, through a series of incisive interviews with the people who knew her most intimately. Vivid reminiscences of family members, colleagues, and friends create a kaleidoscope of keen insights and snapshop moments that help readers to understand the many sides of this singularly fascinating woman.


 

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C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at: C-Christopher-Smith.com


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