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A Circle of Quiet by Madeleine L'Engle
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Jun 10, 12

really liked it
Read in January, 1997

If you are a writer, a married woman or a parent, or are on the road to being one, you'll want to read this book for it give a person permission to regain one's composure by getting away from the dailies. She writes, "Every so often I need OUT; something will throw me into toal disproportion, and I have to get away from everybody — away from all these people I love most in the world &mdash in order to regain a sense of proportion."

This describes me when I, too, was in the "tired thirties." Now, I remember those days well. Trying to find my writing life while taking care of husband and children's needs - people I all loved in an through my exhausted moments.

L'Engle took me with her to her "circle of quiet," to her "special place . .. a small brook in a green glade . . . with no visible sign of human beings.

This book is her, as she tells it, her Letter from Crosswicks - let her words just take you away and help you be a better you.
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