Madeleine L'Engle
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I'm looking for The Glorious Impossible. Such a lovely book. I found it at the library but can't figure out where to buy it. Any ideas?


Madeleine L'Engle responded on 01/17/2017
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Sadly, that book is out of print, but you can keep your eye on amazon for book resellers, or a site like https://www.abebooks.com/

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Hello! I was wondering who is in charge of updating this sight?

Many thanks!
Marina


Madeleine L'Engle responded on 01/13/2017
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Her estate answers these questions, maintains the website, and works to extend her readership. You can reach them here: social@madeleinelengle.com

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in a wrinkle in time is the darkness or the dark wall a metaphor for negativity?like the negativity is overtaking the happy,bright earth?


Madeleine L'Engle responded on 12/22/2016
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Thanks for your question Kayla! The wonderful thing about A Wrinkle in Time and any story is that readers bring their own understanding and ideas. Your thinking that the dark thing is a metaphor sounds like you're on the right track.

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Where did you write..."To love anyone is to hope in him always...? I have had your quote by my bathroom sink for more than a decade and today I was thinking that they also, potentially, give us a gift when they judge us...the challenge to become more of who we are....
lovingly, Louisa


Madeleine L'Engle responded on 12/22/2016
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Madeleine uses that quote in Walking on Water, and she attributes it to "a French priest." The internet says that French priest is Charles du Foucauld, but we can't confirm. Cheers!

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Is Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs Who and Mrs. Which married because there titles are "MRS" not "MS". If there titles are Mrs, they would have to be married. So the question is, "ARE THEY MARRIED."


Madeleine L'Engle responded on 12/01/2016
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Thanks for your question! "Mrs" can be thought of like "Madame" in French: yes, it could indicate that the woman is married, or it could be a term of respect for a woman over a certain age. For Madeleine, the important part of their name was the fact that the period after Mrs was absent: she thought it gave them an air of mystery! Does their being married or not change the way you think about them or the story? Why or why not?

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I am a student and I was wondering how to email a letter I wrote to Madeline L'engle


Madeleine L'Engle responded on 11/30/2016
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HI Matthew, you can email social [at] madeleinelengle.com. Just to be clear, Madeleine died in 2007 but her website is happy to respond as they can to readers' questions. Sometimes, too, people just want to express what her books have meant to them. That means a lot!