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Publisher's Summary

Discover stories that inspire a "great capacity for wonder" (New York Times) from the beloved author of A Wrinkle in Time: named one of the spring's most anticipated books (Good Housekeeping), this collection transcends generational divides to highlight the power of hope and joy.

This powerful collection of short stories traces an emotional arc inspired by Madeleine L'Engle's early life and career, from her lonely childhood in New York to her life as a mother in small-town Connecticut. In a selection of 18 stories discovered by one of L'Engle's granddaughters, we see how L'Engle's personal experiences and abiding faith informed the creation of her many cherished works.

Some of these stories have never been published; others were refashioned into scenes for her novels and memoirs. Almost all were written in the 1940s and '50s, from Madeleine's college years until just before the publication of A Wrinkle in Time.

From realism to science-fiction to fantasy, there is something for everyone in this magical collection.

Most anticipated by The MillionsTime Salon The LilyBookRiot PopSugar Gizmodo Bustle Tor SheReads Parade The Christian Science Monitor

©2020 Madeleine L'Engle (P)2020 Grand Central Publishing

Critic Reviews

"Likable, unassuming pieces...[hope] animates even the most bittersweet stories." (Wall Street Journal)

"This collection is a must for fans of the iconic author." (PopSugar)

"L'Engle's stories are softly tragic with sparkles of hope and a sincere faith, told in a simple and earnest voice...[these stories] will spark the interest of the approximately one bazillion fans of L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time." (Booklist)

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