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Friday, November 29, 2013

Happy Birthday Madeline L'Engle!

On this day in 1918, Madeline L'Engle was born! (annotations are from WorldCat)

    

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle. Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government. Follow it with A Wind in the Door.

And Both Were Young by Madeline L'Engle. Philippa is miserable at an all girls' boarding school in Switzerland until she forms a supportive friendship with the mysterious Paul.

Meet the Austins by Madeline L'Engle. The life of the Austin family is changed by the arrival of self-centered young Maggy Hamilton, orphaned by the sudden death of her pilot father. Follow it with The Moon by Night.

  

Camilla by Madeline L'Engle. Fifteen-year-old Camilla gains new maturity through her relationship with her best friend's brother and the growing realization that her parents are fallible individuals.
v The Joys of Love by Madeline L'Engle. After graduating from college in 1941, Elizabeth Jerrold pursues her dream of becoming a stage actress, landing a position as an apprentice in a summer theater company where she hones her acting skills and falls in love with an aspiring director.

What are your favorite L'Engle titles?
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