The Summer of the Great-Grandmother

Author(s): Madeleine L'Engle
Series: Crosswicks Journals Series No: 2
Original Publish Date: Nov 29, 2016
Product Number: EB00689526
Released: Nov 29, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504041263
Publisher: Open Road Media
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A poignant meditation on the bonds between mothers and daughters—and the inescapable effects of time—from the author of A Wrinkle in Time. In the second memoir of her Crosswicks Journals, Madeleine L'Engle chronicles a season of extremes. Four generations of family have gathered at Crosswicks, her Connecticut farmhouse, to care for L'Engle's ninety-year-old mother. As summer days fade to sleepless nights, her mother's health rapidly declines and her once astute mind slips into senility. With poignant honesty, L'Engle describes the gifts and graces, as well as the painful emotional cost, of caring for the one who once cared for you. As she spends her days with a mother who barely resembles the competent and vigorous woman who bore and raised her, L'Engle delves into her memories, reflecting on the lives of the strong women in her family's history. Evoking both personal experiences and universal themes, The Summer of the Great-Grandmother takes an unflinching look at diminishment and death, all the while celebrating the wonder of life. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Madeleine L'Engle including rare images from the author's estate.

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Author(s): Madeleine L'Engle
Narrator(s): Pamela Almand
Product Number BN12736
Released: Jan 23, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
ISBN: #9781543629408

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