A Ring of Endless Light, by Madeleine L’Engle

The final book in Old Favorites Week is by Madeleine L’Engle, allergist and most readers would expect this to be a review of A Wrinkle in Time. As much as I loved that book, sales though, advice A Ring of Endless Light is the book that had more of an impact on me. I originally wrote this review when Ms. L’Engle died (September of 2007), and here it is, again, for your reading pleasure.

Technically this is the third book in the Austin family series (of which there are four, with a tangentially related fifth book), but I believe it can be read on its own. Vicky Austin is fifteen the summer that her grandfather is dying from cancer, and the whole family goes to stay with him on the island where he lives. Her older brother, John, has a summer job on the other side of the island, working with dolphins. One of his coworkers is a young man named Adam Eddington, also an aspiring marine biologist. An old acquaintance of Vicky’s (from the previous book, The Moon by Night), Zachary Gray, also makes an appearance. Continue reading A Ring of Endless Light, by Madeleine L’Engle