I saw an article recently that L’Engle has a new short story collection coming out, which prompted me to check the library catalogues for any of her books I’d never read. This fit the bill. I was shocked to see it’s in the same series as my favorite book of hers, A Ring of Endless Light, and I hadn’t read it.
Genre: YA fiction
Length: 296 pages
Setting: New England and traveling to the Antarctic, 1990s, following the events of A Ring of Endless Light
Summary: Short version: Vicky finds a trip to the Antarctic more dangerous than expected Continue reading
This is the first book in the Alexandria Quartet, a four novel series that is one of the top 100 books of the century.
Length: 195 pages
Setting: Alexandria, Egypt, around WWII
Summary: Short version: Reminiscences about the narrator’s life in Alexandria Continue reading
I had Miss Adventure read this as a piece of literature after she saw the movie. I read it alongside her so we could discuss the book.
Published: Part I in 1868, Part II in 1869, together in 1880
Genre: YA fiction/ semiautobiographical
Length: 449 pages
Setting: New England, during the American Civil War (1861-5) for Part I and a few years later for Part II
Summary: Short version: We follow the lives of the March sisters as they transition to adulthood Continue reading
I’m slowly making my way through the short stories in this collection.
Published: 2018 in the UK, 2019 in the US
“The Woman Who Unraveled”
Length: 10 pages
Short summary: A woman and her sisters are physically falling apart because they concentrate more on their family than their own lives
“The Woman Who Cherry-Picked”
Length: 6 pages
Short summary: A woman applies her powers of observation to all aspects of her life and succeeds
“The Woman Who Roared”
Length: 8 pages
Short summary: Everyday women daily go into their secret room and roar Continue reading