26 books finished in 2012: Two-Part Invention

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Why are you reading this book?
Because I needed something beautiful and challenging and comforting to read, and can only guarantee that by pulling from my favorites.

What is the first line?
Crosswicks is a typical New England farmhouse, built sometime in the middle of the eighteenth century, so it is well over two hundred years old.

Describe the book in haiku form:
“Till death do us part.”
the beginning and the end
of a love affair

What will you do with it now?
keep for reference
keep and loan out to friends
x keep to read again & again & again x
post to paperbackswap.com
throw it away

Anything else you’d like to say?
I absolutely adore Madeleine L’Engle’s non-fiction work! This book was my introduction, and for that it will always hold a dear place in my heart.

The main story is of her last few months with her husband, who is dying from aggressive cancer. Mixed with that narrative are highlights from their life together, and her reflections on loving, living, working, fighting, praying…and letting go. It’s an emotionally difficult read, but leaves the reader with hope and courage.

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