…leaving the rest of us woefully bereft. She passed away today at the age of 88. Read the full story here.
I have loved Madeleine L’Engle’s books since I was a little girl, with Meg Murray’s mouse brown hair and nearsighted eyes giving me hope that girls like me could have our lives become great stories.
My best friend and I met her in the summer of 1994 in Cambridge, England, at a two-week CS Lewis conference that was one of the best times in my life. My friend took a writing seminar with her, and she also spoke at several sessions. She signed my copy of A Wrinkle in Time with the words, “Tesser on.”
I’m sad, and I’m not sad. She had an amazing life and left behind a tremendous body of work. She lived to an old age and died peacefully. She was a gift to everyone who read her books, and I imagine she’s now getting her very deserved reward.