The Moment of Tenderness (New Stuff Tuesdays)

 The Moment of Tenderness book cover

It was an easy choice: A Brief History of Doom or short stories by Madeleine L’Engle, Newbery Medal winner for A Wrinkle in Time). See what I mean?!

But if your tastes gravitate toward gloomier topics, don’t despair. The title does not signify all buttercups and sunbeams and many of the themes center around human frailty, conflict, struggle, and heartache. At least one story is set in a post-apocalyptic world, which will be more familiar to L’Engle’s science fiction aficionados. 

Many of these stories were written in the 1940s and 1950s, starting in the author’s college days and ending before the publication of A Wrinkle in Time.  So they also chronicle the author’s developing talent and style.

If you enjoy Young Adult fiction, L’Engle is a master of the genre and the Library has a number of her books in the Curriculum Collection (and a few in the Main Collection).

The Moment of Tenderness
by Madeleine L’Engle
New Arrivals, 2nd Floor
PS 3523 .E55 A6 2020

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