A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time

Madeleine L'engle

Literature & Fiction / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Biographies & Memoirs

**Madeleine L\'Engle\'s ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy classic, soon to be a major motion picture.** It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger. "Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I\'ll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract." A tesseract (in case the reader doesn\'t know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L\'Engle\'s unusual book. *A Wrinkle in Time*, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O\'Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg\'s father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem. *A Wrinkle in Time* is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal. It is the first book in The Time Quintet, which consists of *A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters*, and *An Acceptable Time*. *A Wrinkle in Time *is soon to be a movie from Disney, directed by Ava DuVernay, starring Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling. This title has Common Core connections.
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Many Waters

Many Waters

Madeleine L'engle

Literature & Fiction / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Biographies & Memoirs

**Some things have to be believed to be seen.** Sandy and his twin brother, Dennys, are the practical, down-to-earth members of the Murry family. They have never paid much attention to their scientist parents' talk of highly theoretical things like tesseracts and farondalae. But now something has happened to Sandy and Dennys that drastically stretches their powers of belief. And, when disaster threatens the oasis where they have made their home, can they find a way back to their own time? *Many Waters* is the fourth book in Madeleine L'Engle's classic Time Quintet.
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A Ring of Endless Light

A Ring of Endless Light

Madeleine L'engle

Literature & Fiction / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Biographies & Memoirs

**The Austin Family Chronicles continue in this Newbery Honor Book.** After a tumultuous year in New York City, the Austins are spending the summer on the small island where their grandfather lives. He's very sick, and watching his condition deteriorate as the summer passes is almost more than Vicky can bear. To complicate matters, she finds herself as the center of attention for three very different boys. Zachary Grey, the troubled and reckless boy Vicky met last summer, wants her all to himself as he grieves the loss of his mother. Leo Rodney has been just a friend for years, but the tragic loss of his father causes him to turn to Vicky for comfort―and romance. And then there's Adam Eddington. Adam is only asking Vicky to help with his research on dolphins. But Adam―and the dolphins―may just be what Vicky needs to get through this heartbreaking summer.
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The Young Unicorns

The Young Unicorns

Madeleine L'engle

Literature & Fiction / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Biographies & Memoirs

The Austins are trying to settle into their new life in New York City, but their once close-knit family is pulling away from each other. Their father spends long hours alone in his study working on the research project that brought the family to the city. John is away at college. Rob is making friends with people in the neighborhood: newspaper vendors, dog walkers, even the local rabbi. Suzy is blossoming into a vivacious young woman. And Vicky has become closer to Emily Gregory, a blind and brilliant young musician, than to her sister Suzy. With the Austins going in different directions, they don't notice that something sinister is going on in their neighborhood—and it's centered around them. A mysterious genie appears before Rob and Emily. A stranger approaches Vicky in the park and calls her by name. Members of a local gang are following their father. The entire Austin family is in danger. If they don't start telling each other what's going on, someone just might get killed.
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Two-Part Invention: The Story of a Marriage

Two-Part Invention: The Story of a Marriage

Madeleine L'engle

Literature & Fiction / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Biographies & Memoirs

"Since her debut with The Small Rain in 1945, L'Engle has continued to write critically acclaimed books for adults and young readers, including a Newbery Medal-winner, A Wrinkle in Time. But this story of her marriage surpasses her best work so far. Starting with accounts of her childhood, she describes her life as a young woman in Manhattan, attracted to the theater and landing a job as an understudy touring with Eva Le Gallienne and Hugh Franklin. L'Engle and Franklin married in 1946, creating a bond that was broken ony by his death 40 years later. As Franklin's roles (with the Lunts, Ethel Barrymore, Maurice Evans, etc.) kept him absent frequently, there were problems, especially when they became parents. Yet most crises were viewed in perspective, especially when the couple gathered with children, grandchildren and friends at Crosswick, the old house in Connecticut that remains L'Engle's "icon." As expected, she writes beautifully here, sharing funny, exuberant and trying moments of the 'two-part invention.' Reading the book is a profound spiritual experience." From Publishers Weekly.
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A House Like a Lotus

A House Like a Lotus

Madeleine L'engle

Literature & Fiction / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Biographies & Memoirs

Sixteen-year-old Polly is on her way to the island of Cyprus, where she will work as a gofer. The trip was arranged by Maximiliana Horne, a rich, brilliant artist who, with her longtime companion, Dr. Ursula Heschel, recently became the O'Keefe family's neighbor on Benne Seed Island. Max and Polly formed an instant friendship and Max took over Polly's education, giving her the encouragement and confidence that her isolated upbringing had not. Polly adored Max, even idolized her, until Max betrayed her. In Greece, Polly finds romance, danger, and unique friendships. But can she ever forgive Max?
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Certain Women

Certain Women

Madeleine L'engle

Literature & Fiction / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Biographies & Memoirs

Emma Wheaton has interrupted her successful stage career to attend to her dying father—the legedary screen actor David Wheaton. As the master performer grapples with an obsession over the one great role that has eluded him—that of the biblical King David—Emma confronts both the painful and healing memories of her tumultuous past. The stories of these two Davids and the women in thier lives are simultaneously woven together and unraveled in a narrative rich in theatrical tradition and archetypal wisdom. In Certain Women, Madeleine L’Engle gives us an unforgettable portrait of the private struggles and blessings of family life. - See more at:
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Love Letters

Love Letters

Madeleine L'engle

Literature & Fiction / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Biographies & Memoirs

Charlotte Napier has much to learn about herself, her faith, and her marriage. She flees to Portugal, desperately looking for comfort after the death of her son and, she thinks, her marriage. There she finds solace in the letters of a 17th century nun who struggled with temptation and sin. As Charlotte achieves a clearer focus on her own pain, she gains a powerful sense of the rigorous and demanding nature of real love.
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Camilla

Camilla

Madeleine L'engle

Literature & Fiction / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Biographies & Memoirs

Fifteen-year-old Camilla Dickinson has led a sheltered life on the Upper East Side with her architect father and stunningly beautiful mother. But this winter the security she has always known has vanished, because her parents’ marriage is coming apart – and Camilla is caught in the middle. She finds a way to escape her troubles when she meets Frank, her best friend’s brother, who is someone she can really talk to about life, death, God, and her dream of becoming an astronomer. When Frank introduces her to the important people in his life, who are so different from anyone she has met before, he opens her eyes to worlds beyond her own, almost as if he were a telescope helping her to see the stars. This novel, one of the author’s earliest, is the story of a girl who, with the help of her first love, leaves childhood behind and enters adulthood with a newfound sense of self and inner strength.
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Dragons in the Waters

Dragons in the Waters

Madeleine L'engle

Literature & Fiction / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Biographies & Memoirs

Thirteen-year-old Simon Renier has no idea when he boards the M.S. Orion with his cousin Forsyth Phair that their journey to Venezuela will be a dangerous one. His original plan—to return a family heirloom, a portrait of Simon Bolivar, to its rightful place—is sidetracked when cousin Forsyth is found murdered. When the portrait is stolen, all passengers and crew are suspects. Simon's newfound friends, Poly and Charles O'Keefe, and their scientist father help Simon try to find his painting, and his cousin's murderer. But will they succeed before they land? Or will the murderer and thief escape into the jungles of Venezuela?
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Miracle on 10th Street

Miracle on 10th Street

Madeleine L'engle

Literature & Fiction / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Biographies & Memoirs

Celebrate the season with this beautiful and inspiring collection of thoughtful reflections on Christmas from the bestselling author of A Wrinkle in Time. For more than seventy years, Madeleine L'Engle's writing have delighted and inspired readers. In her stories, essays, poems, journal entries, and letters, she returned again and again to the beauty of Christmas, illuminating the holiday with her singular insight and imagination. Miracle on 10th Street includes excerpts from her most cherished works, reflecting on Advent, Incarnation, Epiphany, mystery, and redemption. In these pages, L'Engle points to the marvels and curiosities that fill everyday life. And, as always, she shows herself to be a one-woman force for celebration—fully believing that delight and wonder must mark the life of anyone who sees God's love at work.
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And Both Were Young

And Both Were Young

Madeleine L'engle

Literature & Fiction / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Biographies & Memoirs

Flip doesn't think she'll ever fit in at the Swiss boarding school chosen by her father's girl friend. Besides being homesick for her father and Connecticut, she isn't sophisticated like the other girls, and discussions about boys leave her tongue-tied. Her happiest times are spent apart from the others, sketching or wandering in the mountains. But the day she's out walking alone and meets a French boy, Paul, things change for Flip. As their relationship grows, so does her self-confidence. Yet despite her newfound happiness, there are times when Paul seems a stranger to her. And since dating is forbidden except for seniors, their friendship must remain a secret. With so many new feelings and obstacles to overcome in her present, can Flip help Paul to confront his troubled past and find a future?
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The Twenty-Four Days Before Christmas

The Twenty-Four Days Before Christmas

Madeleine L'engle

Literature & Fiction / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Biographies & Memoirs

To seven-year-old Vicky Austin, the twenty-four days before Christmas are the most wonderful days of the year. She's going to be an angel in the Christmas Pageant. Best of all, Vicky and her brother John and her little sister Suzy do something special every day to celebrate: they hang twinkling lights, make cookies, and wish very hard for snow.But what if the new baby comes during Christmas and Mother has to go to the hospital? How can they have Christmas without Mother?
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