Posted by: patriciamar | March 22, 2016

A Small Rain


Did you know that Madeleine L’Engle, author of “A Wrinkle in Time,” wrote other novels, not considered young adult?

L’Engle was actually one of the first authors that inspired me to write. She had complex characters and relationships, travel, academia, music, philosophy, marine biology, and oddly enough, the first lesbian I ever read about in a book. In many ways, she was far beyond her time.

“A Severed Wasp” (the book after “A Small Rain”), is one of my favorites.  Although they were not all that well-received, I also loved “Camilla,” and  “A Live Coal in the Sea-”  What a beautiful title!  “Certain Women” was also very good.

Back at the Rock County Library, originally a Andrew Carnegie endeavor, Madeleine L’Engle was the first author that I found, read, and then went back and checked out every book of.  They didn’t have Goodreads or The Internet back then, so I didn’t know how to find more, but I have spent many years exploring since then.

I enjoyed many of her young adult books as well, “A Ring of Endless Light,” being my favorite.

I have not, to be honest, read “A Wrinkle in Time.”  I should probably do that.

For tonight, perhaps a story about L’Engle, brought to you by NPR.  It was such a sad day for me when she passed away.




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