MARY "SISTER" L'ENGLE AVENT
Mary "Sister" L'Engle Avent was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. She and Madeleine L'Engle were cousins.
Q: How did you meet Madeleine L'Engle?
A: Her grandmother Caroline Hallowes...
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Praise for Listening for Madeleine
“Mr. Marcus's immensely readable and fascinating book will . . . stand as the definitive portraity of Madeleine L'Engle.” —James Kennedy, The Wall Street Journal
“Insightful . . . Impressionistic and satisfyingly complex.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A fascinating book and an excellent introduction to both L'Engle and her work.” —Booklist
“Though we never met, Madeleine L'Engle has been a close friend for years—for decades. Her story is presented here in the recollections of fifty comrades, and I gladly pull up a chair to listen in.” —Margaret Edson, author of Wit
In the Press
This book is the closest you'll ever get to hanging out with Madeleine L'Engle
For many of us, one of our first speculative fiction love affairs was with Madeleine L'Engle, author of A Wrinkle in Time. Her warm, emotional approach to time travel and other science fiction ideas helped set the scene for today's YA science fiction boom, and she made tesseracts a household word. - io9
Cara Parks Reviews Leonard S. Marcus's ""Listening For Madeleine: A Portrait Of Madeleine L'Engle In Many Voices"" | The New Republic
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On Thursday, Nov. 29, which would have been Madeleine L'Engle's 94th birthday, the Diocesan House of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on New York City's Upper West Side was dedicated as a Literary Landmark in honor of the nearly four decades that she wrote and worked in its library. - FSG's Work in Progress
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