Saturday, September 08, 2007

Sadness: Madeleine L'Engle

New York Times tribute.

A childhood memory by John Podhoretz who lived in the same apartment building as L'Engle:

I wrote her the first fan letter of my life and, heart pounding, rode the elevator to 9 and slipped it under her door. Within hours a package was left at our door with an inscribed copy of its recently published sequel, A Wind at the Door, a box of baked chocolate chip cookies, and a response that was so appreciative I could hardly believe it, it was so gracious and thoughtful.
NPR Tribute

My Faith in Literature book group is reading A Small Rain (recommended by Semicolon) by L'Engle in October.

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