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The Summer of the Great-Grandmother (The Crosswicks Journals Book 2) Kindle Edition
From The Washington Post
- ASIN : B01M234FLT
- Publisher : Open Road Media (29 November 2016)
- Language : English
- File size : 4352 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 258 pages
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One of the reasons L’Engle was driven to write science fiction was because she couldn’t reconcile the idea of permanent human extinction with her Christian faith, but nor could she honestly affirm every word of the Creed. Hers is a more broad-minded, mystical spirituality that really appeals to me.
The setting of this, like her other Crosswick Journals, is their summer home. It is the home that her children were born in. But now that the family lives in New York City, it is where they spend their summers. This summer, and most summers, there are four generations in the home. But unlike previous summers, Madeleine’s mothers is confused and needing constant care.
This allows for L’Engle to reflect on her early life, the death of her father when she was young, the life of he earlier ancestors and the meaning of life and family. As with the first book in this series, there is lots of wisdom in these pages.
But the wisdom is occasionally hard fought for. L’Engle’s life, and the life of her ancestors, has not always been easy. Death matters. Her father died when she was a late teen from injuries that he received in World War I, but he survived with for years after. We are who we are, in part because of the lives of those that have come before us. Looking into those lives and thinking seriously about what has come before us is part of understanding ourselves.