We stood in line for an hour afterward to get her to sign our books. Later I realized that I should have bought new copies of A Wrinkle in Time and A Wind in the Door for her to sign, instead of the old paperbacks I brought. Sigh. They are two of very few author-signed books that I own. She was one of my favorites and I read those books (and her others) over and over growing up. She past away at the age of 88 last Friday. I look forward to meeting her on the other side.
More to read on Madeleine L'Engle:
- NYTimes obit
- The Hartford Courant
- New York Magazine's Vulture blog
- John Podhoretz at The Corner (part of The National Review)
Thanks to ChickenSpaghetti for these great links.