Friday, September 16, 2011

Book Beginnings on Friday: A Girl From Yamhill

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Katy from A Few More Pages. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.

A Girl from Yamhill by Beverly Cleary

"Mother and I stand on the weathered and warped back steps looking up at my father, who sits, tall and handsome in work clothes, astride a chestnut horse."

I am LOVING this memoir by Beverly Cleary. It's fantastic.


Nic said...

What a lovely, romanticised description. It sounds like this will be a very beautiful memoir :)

Gilion at Rose City Reader said...

Oh, how fun! I am definitely going to track this down. I lived for many years on Klickitat Street, not far from the BC park with the cute sculptures, and still live in the same part of town. BC lingers over this part of Portland.

Katy said...

I didn't know Beverly Cleary had written a memoir. I do like this first line. It's nostalgic. :)

Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!

Anonymous said...

Very nice beginning.