“With customary grace and firm control of an intricate plot, L'Engle has created another irresistible novel about familiar characters, the Austin family. Vicky, 16, narrates the climactic events with Grandfather Eaton on a New England island, where he is living his last days.” ―Publishers Weekly
“L'Engle has the magic storytelling gift that makes it a pleasure to lose yourself in her spell.” ―Newsweek
“L'Engle writes eloquently about death and life with provocative passages that linger in the thoughts of the perceptive.” ―Booklist, Starred Review--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
From the Publisher
Called upon to be dependable, stable, and wise, Vicky is exhilarated but often overwhemed. Forces of darkness and light, tragedy and joy, hover about her, and at times she doesn't know whcih will prevail.