This journal offers a loving and poignant portrait of L'Engle's mother in old age that is more about living than dying.
About the Author
Madeline L'Engle, the popular author of many books for children and adults, has interspersed her writing and teaching career with raising three children, maintaining an apartment in New York and a farmhouse of charming confusion which is called "Crosswicks."
Date of Birth:January 12, 1918
Date of Death:September 6, 2007
Place of Birth:New York, NY
Place of Death:Litchfield, CT
Education:Smith College, 1941
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have read L'Engle's A Ring of Endless Light nearly every year since I first discovered it, so I could trace many of the thoughts, scenes, details, and philosophies back to Summer of the Great-Grandmother. Her experiences as care-giver for her mother carried over into her fiction. I loved Summer of the Great-Grandmother for many of the same reasons I love A Ring of Endless Light: they both affirm the value of individuals, the importance of family, the necessity of exploring outlets for grief, the need for the knowledge that "it's alright" and "it's all right." L'Engle never settles for easy answers, but always finds hope, even in the midst of great pain.