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1962
After Madeleine L'Engle's fantasy novel for children is rejected by roughly 40 publishers, her agent gives up and returns the manuscript. But when L'Engle meets John Farrar, of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, he gives it a read and decides to publish it—though FSG doesn't publish children's titles. The novel, A Wrinkle in Time, goes on to sell some ten million copies.
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