14 Nov '16, 8pm

.@MadeleineLEngle's Crosswicks Journals (out in e 11/29!) inspire writers like @rachelheldevans & @ctrieschmann:

.@MadeleineLEngle's Crosswicks Journals (out in e 11/29!) inspire writers like @rachelheldevans & @ctrieschmann:

Though I haunted her neighborhood when I moved to New York and even frequented her church, I never met Madeleine L'Engle. I feel confident, however, in asserting that she wasn't a Saint. In articles about her, friends and family call her brilliant and incisive but also abrasive and stubborn. They say she was endlessly creative and dedicated to her craft but also prone to blur fact and fiction. Her children contest the reality of the home life drawn in her memoirs; I imagine they have a point. She suffered great loss: the death of her husband, Hugh Franklin, to cancer; the untimely death of her son, Bion. I imagine these tragedies took their toll, as tragedies do. Her flesh and blood self was undoubtedly more complicated and contradictory than the self she paints in her books, than the Madeline L'Engle I pieced together in my imagination--part her, part me, part longing. Ye...

Full article: http://rachelheldevans.com/blog/valor-madeleine-lengle?rq...

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