A Wrinkle in Time
An avid fan of both children's stories and quantum physics, Madeleine L'Engle completed this masterpiece in 1959. However, despite L'Engle already having six books in print, publishers were lukewarm at first: The novel was rejected by a whopping 26 publishers, many of whom had issues with the science of the plot, the terror of evil, and even a female lead in a science-fiction novel. L'Engle shelved the manuscript and began working on other projects. However, during a Christmas tea party, L'Engle's mother introduced Madeleine to a friend of publisher John C. Farrar, and a meeting was arranged. That just goes to show that, while love may be the greatest weapon in the book, in the publishing world networking conquers all. The book went on to sell ten million copies.