This month the Book Club is all about Favorite Books...
Today I am featuring my all-time favorite author and the book that introduced me to her
A Wrinkle in Time is an intriguing book, one that is difficult to slot into a specific category. On the surface it's a fantasy...three children traveling through time and space to rescue their father. But beneath that superficial story is so much more. There's a story about the lengths we'll go to, to save someone we love. A story about evil, and how insidious it can be. A commentary on the world and world politics. The foundation of an enduring love story. A metaphor for religion. This book is phenomenal!
Many people know of A Wrinkle in Time, and this book is part of her collection that is more oriented towards young adult readers. She also has several fictional books for adults, several collections of poetry and a collection of non-fiction. My favorite non-fiction book is, A Two-Part Invention, in which she writes of her marriage. I have been inspired, comforted, challenged, and rewarded by the books of Madeleine L'Engle...she has a very special place in my heart and on my bookshelves. (In fact there's at least one of her books on every shelf I have!)
I'm excited to share some of my favorite books with you this month...what are some of your favorites?