Thursday, February 11, 2010

Any L'Engle readers out there?

I'm thinking of picking a month to go on a Madeleine L'Engle binge.  She wrote a lot of books I had no interest in as a kid, even if they did share characters with books I did read and love.  I figure I should try to go back and check out the ones I skipped the first, second, and third times around.

I was looking at one of her books the other day, and I noticed that she was my my grandmother's contemporary.  This was a strange realization, that this vibrant, smart, thoughtful, creative woman so different from my grandmother lived through the same times she did.  There were certainly socioeconomic differences, but I don't think that's really the main thing that affected the outcome of their lives.

Anyway, it just made me think.

Are there any L'Engle books for adults that you recommend to top my list?


  1. I read "A Live Coal in the Sea", "The Small Rain", and "A Severed Wasp" last year... I should probably re-read all of them.