A deeply personal, genre-bending short story collection comes from the beloved author of A Wrinkle in Time that transcends generational divisions and reminds readers that hope, above all, can transform the suffering into the promise of joy.
This powerful collection of short stories traces an emotional arc inspired by the early life and career of Madeleine L'Engle, from her solitary childhood in New York to her life as a mother in Connecticut in the small town. In a selection of eighteen stories discovered by one of the granddaughters of L'Engle, we see how the personal experiences and steadfast faith of L'Engle informed her many cherished works in the making.
Some of those stories have never been published; others for her novels and memoirs were refashioned into scenes. Nearly all of them were written in the 1940s and '50s, from college years of Madeleine until just before A Wrinkle in Time was published.
From realism to science-fiction to fantasy, this magical collection has something for everyone.... Read More