Friday, September 7, 2007

Madeleine L'Engle has passed away

Her New York Times obituary . . .

I read all of her Wrinkle in Time books when I was young, but she was truly important to my wife, who has read every word she published.

Besides the books, she seems to have been quite a source of witty quotes. I love this one: "You have to write whichever book it is that wants to be written. And then, if it's going to be too difficult for grown-ups, you write it for children."

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

what a lovely and funny quote. she will be remembered.

*heidi

Maggie Stiefvater said...

I've grew up on her novels - it's safe to say she shaped part of who I am. I only hope one day someone can say that about me!

Brian Mandabach said...

A Wrinkle in Time was about, among other things, the triumph of love. One reason why I'll always love L'Engle.

Colleen Cook said...

That is a fabulous quote.