Wordcandy Authors

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Aug 11 2004

John Lanchester

I have only read the first of John Lanchester's books, 1996's The Debt to Pleasure. This wickedly amusing book begins as an epicurean memoir and ends up as the only horror/cookbook hybrid I've ev...

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Aug 11 2004

Madeleine L'Engle

Despite being the author of over forty books, including the Newbery-Award winning children's classic A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L'Engle spent years working as a librarian at the Cathedral of St....

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Oct 27 2006

Stephanie Lessing

Stephanie Lessing is a freelance writer who has contributed to magazines ranging from Conde Nast Traveler to Vogue. She is also the author of one of our Book-of-the-Week picks, 2006’s Miss Under...

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Aug 14 2004

Gail Carson Levine

Gail Carson Levine is like the diet version of Robin McKinley. Her books never get quite as freaky as some of Ms. McKinley's weirder stuff, but then she never gets quite as good, either. But if ...

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Oct 17 2004

C. S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia are Wordcandy classics, and I am afraid that yes, you do have to read them. If you read them as a kid, it was probably pretty easy to just ignore all the anvil-s...

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Sep 17 2006

Marina Lewycka

Marina Lewycka is a tutor at Sheffield Hallam University, the child of Ukrainian immigrants, the author of six books on “aspects of elder care” and the novel A Short History of Tractors in Ukraini...

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May 26 2006

Anne Lindbergh

For an author with such famous parents (not to mention a juvenile fantasy award named after her) you don’t hear much about Anne Spencer Lindbergh. Still, she wrote several excellent middle-school...

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Feb 28 2005

Maud Hart Lovelace

For a state that I associate mostly with soy bean farming and Biodiesel, Minnesota is peculiarly rich in Wordcandy goodness. A surprising number of famous American authors (Garrison Keillor, Laur...

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