"Madeleine L’Engle, who in writing more than 60 books, including childhood fables, religious meditations and science fiction, weaved emotional tapestries transcending genre and generation, died Thursday in Connecticut. She was 88.""A Wrinkle in Time" was one of my favorite books as a young boy. It's been years since I've thought about the book, almost forgoten it completely until L'Engle's death comes through the news wires. I'm ordering a copy now for my son. Check out the NY Times piece above. NPR has an entertaining interview with astronaut Janice Voss about the impact of L'Engle's book here.