A Circle of Quiet

Author: Madeleine L'Engle

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504041259

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 245

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The beloved author of A Wrinkle in Time takes an introspective look at her life and muses on creativity in this memoir, the first of her Crosswicks Journals. Every so often I need OUT. . . . My special place is a small brook in a green glade, a circle of quiet from which there is no visible sign of human beings. . . . I sit there, dangling my legs and looking through the foliage at the sky reflected in the water, and things slowly come back into perspective. Set against the lush backdrop of Crosswicks, her family’s farmhouse in rural Connecticut, this deeply personal memoir details Madeleine L’Engle’s journey to find balance between her career as a Newbery Medal–winning author and her responsibilities as a wife, mother, teacher, and Christian. As she considers the roles that creativity, family, citizenship, and faith play in her life, L’Engle reveals the complexities behind the author whose works—honored with the National Book Award, the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, and countless other prizes—have long been cherished by children and adults alike. Written in simple, profound, and often humorous prose, A Circle of Quiet is an insightful woman’s elegant search for the meaning and purpose of her life. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Madeleine L’Engle including rare images from the author’s estate.

The Crosswicks Journals

Author: Madeleine L'Engle

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504046226

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1144

View: 1843

The New York Times–bestselling author of A Wrinkle in Time takes an introspective look at her life and muses on creativity in these four memoirs. Set against the lush backdrop of Crosswicks, Madeleine L’Engle’s family farmhouse in rural Connecticut, this series of memoirs reveals the complexity behind the beloved author whose works have long been cherished by children and adults alike. A Circle of Quiet: In a deeply personal account, L’Engle shares her journey to find balance between her career as an author and her responsibilities as a wife, mother, teacher, and Christian. The Summer of the Great-Grandmother: Four generations of family have gathered at Crosswicks to care for L’Engle’s ninety-year-old mother, whose health is rapidly declining and whose once astute mind is slipping into senility. L’Engle takes an unflinching look at diminishment and death, all the while celebrating the wonder of life and the bonds between mothers and daughters. The Irrational Season: Exploring the intersection of science and religion, L’Engle uncovers how her spiritual convictions inform and enrich the everyday. The memoir follows the liturgical year from one Advent to the next, with L’Engle’s reflections on the changing seasons in her own life as a writer, wife, mother, and global citizen. Two-Part Invention: L’Engle beautifully evokes the life she and her husband, actor Hugh Franklin, built and the family they cherished. Beginning with their very different childhoods, their life in New York City in the 1940s, and their years spent raising their children at Crosswicks, this is L’Engle’s most personal work yet. Offering a new perspective into her writing and life and how the two inform each other, the National Book Award–winning author explores the meanings behind motherhood, marriage, and faith.

A Circle of Quiet

Author: Rebecca Rhodes,Karen Farley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780972930475

Category: Clairvoyance

Page: 456

View: 9516

A Circle of Quiet is the inspirational true story of two clairvoyant sisters who struggle to understand and decipher a flood of images and frightening prophesies. The girls grow up in a family torn by strife and muddied with hidden secrets. Lorry, the middle daughter, looks too much like her mother for her alcoholic father to ever forgive her. Karen, the youngest, plagued by visions of death and the future whispered from unseen lips, battles both her own gift and the unwanted advances of the man who brutalized her sister. Patty, the eldest, addicted to prescription drugs and alcohol, is lost in a world of dreams and eternal sleep. This is the toxic environment Lorry and Karen were born into, and escape seems impossible. Death comes to claim their loved ones and finally the sisters themselves. Lorry collapses from Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and is given less than five years to live -- if she survives the night. Karen is diagnosed with fourth-stage cancer soon after her second child is born. Both prognoses are bleak, and the sisters are faced with only two choices ... live or die.

One Cannot Be Humble and Aware of Oneself at the Same Time. Madeleine L'Engle, a Circle of Quiet

Author: OptimizedSelf Notebooks

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781727681888


Page: 154

View: 5477

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The Swiftly Tilting Worlds of Madeleine L'Engle

Author: Luci Shaw

Publisher: Shaw Books

ISBN: 0307781801

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 4046

In honor of Madeleine L'Engle's 80th birthday, a host of prominent writers and academics gather to create this unique collection. Madeleine's circle of friends and peers (writers, poets, scholars, theologians) here provide an intimate portrait of L'Engle and respond to her writings and mentoring influence. Ranging from the personal to the academic, these essays illuminate the many worlds of Madeleine's writings: the private, the reflective, the theological, the scientific, the mythic, and the literary.

A Light So Lovely

Author: Sarah Arthur

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310353424

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 3442

Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time has captured the imagination of millions - from literary sensation to timeless classic and now a major motion picture starring Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Storm Reid, and Mindy Kaling. A Light So Lovely tells the story of the woman at the center of it all - her imagination, her faith, her pattern of defying categories, and what readers today can learn from her legacy. Bestselling and beloved author Madeleine L'Engle, Newbery winner for A Wrinkle in Time, was known the world round for her imaginative spirit and stories. She was also known to spark controversy - too Christian for some, too unorthodox for others. Somewhere in the middle was a complex woman whose embrace of paradox has much to say to a new generation of readers today. A Light So Lovely paints a vivid portrait of this enigmatic icon's spiritual legacy, starting with her inner world and expanding into fresh reflections of her writing for readers today. Listen in on intimate interviews with L'Engle's literary contemporaries such as Philip Yancey and Luci Shaw, L'Engle's granddaughter Charlotte Jones Voiklis, and influential fans such as Makoto Fujimura, Nikki Grimes, and Sarah Bessey, as they reveal new layers to the woman behind the stories we know and love. A vibrant, imaginative read, this book pulls back the curtain to illuminate L'Engle's creative journey, her persevering faith, and the inspiring, often unexpected ways these two forces converged. For anyone earnestly searching the space between sacred and secular, miracle and science, faith and art, come and find a kindred spirit and trusted guide in Madeleine - the Mrs Whatsit to our Meg Murry - as she sparks our imagination anew.

Madeleine L'Engle Herself

Author: Madeleine L'Engle

Publisher: Convergent Books

ISBN: 1524759317

Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 5906

The author of over fifty books, including Newbery Award winner A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L'Engle is internationally acclaimed for her literary skills and her ability to translate intangible things of the spirit-- both human and divine--into tangible concepts through story. In Madeleine L'Engle Herself: Reflections on a Writing Life, you'll find hundreds of this celebrated author's most insightful, illuminating, and transforming statements about writing, creativity, and truth. INCLUDES NEVER-BEFORE-PUBLISHED MATERIAL FROM L'ENGLE'S WORKSHOPS AND SPEECHES.