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Listening for Madeleine: A Portrait of Madeleine L'Engle in Many Voices by [Marcus, Leonard S.]
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“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

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Writer. Matriarch. Mentor. Friend. Icon.
Madeleine L'Engle is perhaps best recognized as the author of A Wrinkle in Time, the enduring milestone work of fantasy fiction that won the 1963 John Newbery Medal for excellence in children's literature and has enthralled millions of readers for the past fifty years. But to those who knew her well, L'Engle was much more besides: a larger-than-life persona, an inspiring mentor, a strong-willed matriarch, a spiritual guide, and a rare friend. In Listening for Madeleine, the renowned literary historian and biographer Leonard S. Marcus reveals Madeleine L'Engle in all her complexity, through a series of incisive interviews with the people who knew her most intimately. Vivid reminiscences of family members, colleagues, and friends create a kaleidoscope of keen insights and snapshop moments that help readers to understand the many sides of this singularly fascinating woman.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1102 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Nov. 13 2012)
  • Sold by: Macmillan CA
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008NA411I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #181,545 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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B. Shelton
5.0 out of 5 starsMadeleine L'Engle Fans Won't be Able to Put This Down
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