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One of my favorite all time books. If you are a fan of Madeleine L'Engle this is going to be a real treasure for your library. I already had my own copy which I have read and reread and marked and dog eared to my heart's content as this is the kind of book that you will have a blast reading and then refer to often. I bought this extra copy for a beloved friend. These are getting hard to find. Grab it if you are thinking you might want it... you will be so glad you did.
I've read L'Engle's fiction, but this is the first non-fiction by her that I have read. It's a lengthy collection of very short pieces -- nearly all are one page or less. A lot of depth is packed into the pieces, though. I'll often read just one or two before going to bed at night, and I'll have an idea or thought to reflect on as I'm falling asleep, and the next day. Many are thoughts on writing, but could be applied to any art. All are thoughts on life.
Not so much of a memoir as a collection of thoughts. I read it a section at a time, front to back, while keeping a reading journal at the same time. Madeleine L'Engle has some striking and moving ideas about writing as well as faith. She's a remarkable woman, and this is sort of a 'best of' collection.
I really like all of L'Engle's writings . and had already read parts of this book from the library before purchasing. I will also buy a copy at Christmas for my Granddaughter who is an English major in college her junior year. I think the ideas on a writers life & how to organize yourself to be a writer may be interesting to granddaughter.