This moving and romantic coming-of-age story was written during the 1940s. As revealed in an introduction by the author’s granddaughter Léna Roy, the protagonist Elizabeth is close to an autobiographical portrait of L’Engle herself as a young woman—“vibrant, vulnerable, and yearning for love and all that life has to offer.”
JOYS OF LOVE Act I FRIDAYTHE SUMMER THEATRE was on a pier that jutted off from the boardwalk over the sand. Sometimes when there was a storm and the tide was unusually high the actors could hear the soft swish of water underneath the stage; and the assistant stage manager, one of whose duties was to sweep the stage, was always in a rage at the sand which blew up between the floorboards and through the canvas floorcloth so that ten minutes after he had swept there would be a soft white dust over everything.On the warm summer nights after the curtain had come down on the evening's performance,
Madeleine L'Engle; Introduction by Léna Roy; Read by Maggi-Meg Reed
MADELEINE L’ENGLE is the author of many books for children and adults. She is perhaps best known for the Time Quintet, especially A Wrinkle in Time, which won a Newbery Medal, and her books featuring the Austin Family, including the Newbery Honor Book A Ring of Endless Light. She lives in Connecticut.