A Girl from Yamhill by Beverly Cleary

By Beverly Cleary

Generations of youngsters have grown up with Henry Huggins, Ramona Quimby, and all in their pals, households, and various pets. for everybody who has loved the pranks and schemes, embarrassing moments, and the entire different poignant and colourful pictures of early life dropped at lifestyles in Beverly Cleary books, this is the interesting real tale of the striking girl who created them.

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He thanked the doctor and took his leave. Coming away from avenue Hoche, he kept ruminating, somewhat surprised, on the doctor’s last words, wondering, with his irrepressible curiosity, what might have really been the nature of the relationship between the two brothers. Such were the memories that came flooding back to Guérin as he waited in the bookstore in the Faubourg Saint-Honoré early one evening in 1935. Several weeks earlier, on the twenty-second of May, the death of Robert Proust had been reported.

When Gaston Monteux’s wife died in 1924, Guérin, a conventional son at heart, tried unsuccessfully to push his mother and father into marriage. His parents’ correspondence gave testimony to an extraordinary sexual liaison; Guérin destroyed their letters when his mother died. Jeanne-Louise Guérin, outfitted by the fashionable couturier Paul Poiret, lived in a large art-filled apartment near Parc Monceau, frequented by an artistic crowd. Erik Satie composed his song “Tendrement” for her. Gaston Monteux also loved the company of artists.

CHARLES BAUDELAIRE I stood in that big room with the fluorescent lighting, like someone who had come to identify the body of a loved one. M. Bruson and his assistant brought out a cardboard box. They carried it delicately and with a certain detachment, as if exhuming such a meager thing were beneath them. They placed the box on a metal-topped table in the center of the room and removed its cover. All of a sudden the men, shaking out sheets of tissue paper, their arms raised, were covered in white, like two gesticulating ghosts.

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