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    Default Author Madeleine L'Engle dies

    I just got this today from Madeleine's mailing list:

    Madeleine L'Engle Camp Franklin, 88, of Goshen, CT and New York City,
    died Thursday, September 6th.

    Born November 29, 1918, in New York City, to Charles Camp and Madeleine Barnett Camp, she was educated in Switzerland and South Carolina, before graduating from Smith College. She was the author of over 60 books, including the award-winning A Wrinkle in Time.

    She is survived by her two daughters, Josephine Jones of Goshen, CT and Maria Rooney and her husband John of Mystic, CT; her five grandchildren, Madeleine Jones Roy and her husband Rob, Charlotte Jones Voiklis and her husband John, Edward Jones, Bryson Rooney, all of New York City, and Alexander Rooney, of Mystic CT; and five greatgrandchildren, Kosta and Magda Voiklis, and Cooper, Finn, and Scarlett Roy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Franklin, and her son, Bion Barnett Franklin.

    She was a warm, loving and fun mother, grandmother and friend, who will be missed by many. Her influence will live on in her family and many friends, and in her books which have brought countless delight to all who have read them.
    There will be a service on Saturday, September 15th at the Church of Christ, Goshen, CT, and a later public memorial service around her birthday, the actual date to be decided, at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City. In lieu of flowers, a memorial gift may be made to Crosswicks Foundation, Ltd, 924 West End Ave, apt 95, New York, New York, 10025.
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    I'm really sorry to hear that. She was one of my favorite writers when I was a kid. I loved A Wrinkle in Time, and the other two books in the series- it was a trilogy, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crabapple View Post
    I'm really sorry to hear that. She was one of my favorite writers when I was a kid. I loved A Wrinkle in Time, and the other two books in the series- it was a trilogy, right?
    Technically, yes. ("A Wind in the Door" and "A Swiftly Tilting Planet" were the other two.)

    A book called "Many Waters" starring Sandy and Dennys supposedly was "Book #4" but I was never very interested in it.

    Two-Part Invention (her account of her marriage) and her Crosswick recollections were good as well.
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    I think A Swiftly Tilting Planet was my favorite out of that trilogy.
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    Madeleine L'Engle was the author who truly triggered my love of reading.
    I have read her books over and over and will continue to do so.

    She will be missed.
    for my life is slowed up by thought and the need to understand what I am living.

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    A Wrinkle in Time and A Wind in the Door were two of my favorite books as a kid, which is saying alot because I read thousands of books.
    I don't wanna!

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