A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle is a 1960s book far ahead of its time. It captured some cool concepts about space, aliens, good vs. evil, and even spirituality. I read this book twice: once as an eleven-year-old, and once as a twenty-year-old. I loved it both times, but got more out of it the … Continue reading A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

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The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

Set in the 1960s, The Poisonwood Bible centers around the wife and four– very different– daughters of a preacher who takes his family to Africa as missionaries. This novel is a remarkable accomplishment by author Barbara Kingsolver. The chapters rotate between the unique voices of each sister: the beautiful Rachel, a vain teenager who simply … Continue reading The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

Dear America: Where Have All the Flowers Gone? The Diary of Molly MacKenzie Flaherty (Boston, Massachusetts 1968) by Ellen Emerson White

This is the story of the all-Irish-American Flaherty family in the 1960s. Molly is that girl in school who is outgoing and popular, her brother is the handsome jock whom everyone adores, her dad is a fiery Irish-bred firefighter, and her mother is a devout Catholic. But Molly is torn about her opinions regarding the … Continue reading Dear America: Where Have All the Flowers Gone? The Diary of Molly MacKenzie Flaherty (Boston, Massachusetts 1968) by Ellen Emerson White