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Madeleine L'Engle's Death

Born (Birthday) November 29, 1918

Death Date September 6, 2007

Age of Death 88 years

Cause of Death N/A

Profession Young Adult Author

The young adult author Madeleine L’Engle died at the age of 88. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

American author of young adult fiction whose popular novel, A Wrinkle in Time, won the 1963 Newbery Medal. Her other award-winning works include Many Waters and A Swiftly Tilting Planet.

Her parents were named Madeleine and Charles Wadsworth Camp. She married stage actor, Hugh Franklin, in 1946; the couple’s daughter, Josephine, was born the following year.

She was 88. Her death was announced yesterday by her publisher, Farrar, Straus & Giroux. A spokeswoman said Ms. L’Engle (pronounced LENG-el) had died of natural causes at a nursing home, which she entered three years ago.

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In the evening of life we shall be judged on love, and not one of us is going to come off very well, and were it not for my absolute faith in the loving forgiveness of my Lord I could not call on him to come.

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With each book I write, I become more and more convinced that the books have a life of their own, quite apart from me.

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When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability… To be alive is to be vulnerable.

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We can’t take any credit for our talents. It’s how we use them that counts.

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I like the fact that in ancient Chinese art the great painters always included a deliberate flaw in their work: human creation is never perfect.