I missed this news, but Madeleine L’Engle passed away on September 6 at the age of 88.
She was the author of over 60 novels, but her most noted novels were Time Quartet, consisting of the Newbery Award-winning A Wrinkle in Time (1962), and it’s sequels A Wind in the Door (1973), A Swiftly Tilting Planet (1978), and Many Waters (1986).
I have fond memories of those first three books from my younger years. I remember being happily surprised to find a brand new book, A Swiftly Tilting Planet on the store shelves after having read the first two just a few years earlier.
I remember being enchanted by what felt like a magic in the words of those books. It’s been a very very long time since I’ve re-read those first three books, and again, I’m long overdue to sit down with them again.