Mothers and Daughters

Mothers and Daughters

by Madeleine L'Engle
     
 

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The award-winning author of A Wrinkle in Time and her photographer daughter, Maria Rooney, have joined to create a loving tribute and celebration of the most unique relationship: mothers and daughters. Wonderful black and white photography of mothers and daughters from all races, and the words by L'Engle, make this a very special gift to both give and receive. See more details below

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The award-winning author of A Wrinkle in Time and her photographer daughter, Maria Rooney, have joined to create a loving tribute and celebration of the most unique relationship: mothers and daughters. Wonderful black and white photography of mothers and daughters from all races, and the words by L'Engle, make this a very special gift to both give and receive.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
L'Engle, a noted author of children's books (A Wrinkle in Time) and of her own memoirs (The Summer of the Great-Grandmother), collaborates with her adopted daughter, Rooney, on this homage to the relationship between mothers and daughters. Rooney has provided many captivating black-and-white photos to accompany L'Engle's prayers and short prose excerpts, including quotations from her previous writings. The most interesting portion of the book is L'Engle's introduction, where she first describes her own childhood and the parental love she received, and then goes on to explain how she and her husband came to adopt the seven-year-old Rooney after the death of the child's mother and father. Although the photos are charming and L'Engle's deep religious sensibility is obviously sincere, there's not much text, and what there is does little to illuminate the ebb and flow of actual mother-daughter relationships. The author's original Christian prayers and spiritual comments will appeal most to those who share her tradition. (Apr.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780517219614
Publisher:
Random House Value Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/16/2001
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
9.34(w) x 6.29(h) x 0.55(d)

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