A Ring of Endless Light
By (author) Madeleine L'Engle
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Ring of Endless Light by Madeleine L'Engle
Book DescriptionAfter a tumultuous year in New York City, the Austins are spending the summer on the small island where their grandfather lives. He's very sick, and watching his condition deteriorate as the summer passes is almost more than Vicky can bear. To complicate matters, she finds herself as the center of attention for three very different boys. Zachary Grey, the troubled and reckless boy Vicky met last summer, wants her all to himself as he grieves the loss of his mother. Leo Rodney has been just a friend for years, but the tragic loss of his father causes him to turn to Vicky for comfort and romance. And then there's Adam Eddington. Adam is only asking Vicky to help with his research on dolphins. But Adam and the dolphins may just be what Vicky needs to get through this heartbreaking summer."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780312379353
(194mm x 162mm x 23mm)
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Madeleine L'Engle
Wrinkle in Time, Paperback (April 2015)
Features Meg and Charles Wallace Murry, Calvin O'Keefe, and the three Mrs-Who, Whatsit, and Which - who fight off a dark force and save our universe. This book also offers fresh interpretations of tessering and favourite characters like the Happy Medium and Aunt Beast.
Joys of Love, Paperback / softback (June 2012)
As revealed in an Introduction by the author's granddaughter, the protagonist Elizabeth is close to an autobiographical portrait of L'Engle herself as a young woman--"vibrant, vulnerable, and yearning for love and all that life has to offer."
House Like a Lotus, Paperback / softback (February 2012)
The conclusion to the Polly O'Keefe stories that began with "The Arm of the Starfish" and "Dragons in the Waters" finds Polly taking an unforgettable trip to Europe, all by herself.
Dragons in the Waters, Paperback / softback (December 2011)» View all books by Madeleine L'Engle
A thirteen-year-old boy's trip to Venezuela with his cousin culminates in murder and the discovery of an unexpected bond with an Indian tribe, dating from the days of Simon Bolivar.
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Author Biography - Madeleine L'Engle
Madeleine L'Engle (1918-2007) was the Newbery Medal-winning author of more than 60 books, including the much-loved "A Wrinkle in Time." Born in 1918, L'Engle grew up in New York City, Switzerland, South Carolina and Massachusetts. Her father was a reporter and her mother had studied to be a pianist, and their house was always full of musicians and theater people. L'Engle graduated cum laude from Smith College, then returned to New York to work in the theater. While touring with a play, she wrote her first book, "The Small Rain," originally published in 1945. She met her future husband, Hugh Franklin, when they both appeared in "The Cherry Orchard." Upon becoming Mrs. Franklin, L'Engle gave up the stage in favor of the typewriter. In the years her three children were growing up, she wrote four more novels. Hugh Franklin temporarily retired from the theater, and the family moved to western Connecticut and for ten years ran a general store. Her book "Meet the Austins," an American Library Association Notable Children's Book of 1960, was based on this experience. Her science fantasy classic "A Wrinkle in Time" was awarded the 1963 Newbery Medal. Two companion novels, "A Wind in the Door" and "A Swiftly Tilting Planet" (a Newbery Honor book), complete what has come to be known as The Time Trilogy, a series that continues to grow in popularity with a new generation of readers. Her 1980 book "A Ring of Endless Light" won the Newbery Honor. L'Engle passed away in 2007 in Litchfield, Connecticut.
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