Saturday, September 8, 2007

Madeleine L'Engle, 88

I have no idea how many hours my daughter and I spent in the evenings of her youth reading so many different Madeleine L'Engle books. When I heard that the author died this past week, I went to find a copy of A Wrinkle in Time, so that I might retrieve a quote for this post, and I discovered that the entire section of L'Engle books was gone. Apparently my daughter, who is no longer even in her teens, can't let go of them yet.

And that right there is quite an amazing tribute to a wonderful writer.


sravana said...

Well, with Pavarotti that's two. However, here in San Antonio all the flags have been at halfstaff - did someone else important die? or do we look for #3?

alice said...

Those are the only two recognized by wikipedia for that date. But according to, the flags were at half-staff "in honor of Army Cpl. Tracy Willis, an O'Connor High School graduate killed in a Aug. 26 firefight in Iraq."