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New Book Releases – Week of 20 April 2020

Here are a few April 2020 book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to each of the new book releases …)



The Moment of Tenderness: Stories

Madeleine L’Engle

Discover “gemlike . . . luminous” stories from the beloved author of A Wrinkle in Time (Kirkus): named one of the spring’s most anticipated books (Good Housekeeping), this collection transcends generational divides to highlight the power of hope and joy.

This powerful collection of short stories traces an emotional arc inspired by Madeleine L’Engle’s early life and career, from her lonely childhood in New York to her life as a mother in small-town Connecticut. In a selection of eighteen stories discovered by one of L’Engle’s granddaughters, we see how L’Engle’s personal experiences and abiding faith informed the creation of her many cherished works.

Some of these stories have never been published; others were refashioned into scenes for her novels and memoirs. Almost all were written in the 1940s and ’50s, from Madeleine’s college years until just before the publication of A Wrinkle in Time.

From realism to science-fiction to fantasy, there is something for everyone in this magical collection.

*** READ the starred Kirkus review… 

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