Saturday, September 8, 2007

It was a dark and stormy night.

There are certain childhood books that so thoroughly involve and transport that they become part of your later-life psyche, allowing you to drift back in time (or forward, as the case may be) to worlds of infinite possibility. Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time was one of those books for me. Sadly, Ms. L'Engle has died... or possibly been whisked away by a tesseract.

Things I just learned about her today:

Her most famous (and Newbery Prize-winning) book was rejected 26 times before Farrar, Straus and Giroux saw its genius. She dabbled in acting in New York City... and was later married to Dr. Charles Tyler (from All My Children soap), also known as Hugh Franklin. The two bought and ran a general store in Goshen, Connecticut.


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