Sharon Creech

Sharon Creech

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in South Euclid, Ohio, The United States
July 29, 1945




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I was born in South Euclid, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, and grew up there with my noisy and rowdy family: my parents (Ann and Arvel), my sister (Sandy), and my three brothers (Dennis, Doug and Tom).
For a fictional view of what it was like growing up in my family, see Absolutely Normal Chaos. (In that book, the brothers even have the same names as my own brothers.) Our house was not only full of us Creeches, but also full of friends and visiting relatives.
In the summer, we usually took a trip, all of us piled in a car and heading out to Wisconsin or Michigan or, once, to Idaho. We must have been a very noisy bunch, and I'm not sure how our parents put up with being cooped up with us in the car for those trips. The five-day trip out to Idah

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Sono in giardinomeansI'm in the garden.
It's a sign I often sawhung on doorsin spring and summerin Montagnola, Switzerland.
I'm deep now into a second draftof the newest bookdoing a lot of planting and weedingof words.
Sono in giardinohangs on the office door.

(P. S. If you click on 'giardino' in the column at far right, you'll see a similar post with this sign from 2010, but in that instance,... Read more of this blog post »
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“Then I thought, boy, isn't that just typical? You wait and wait and wait for something, and then when it happens, you feel sad.”
Sharon Creech, Absolutely Normal Chaos

“You can't keep the birds of sadness from flying over your head, but you can keep them from nesting in your hair.”
Sharon Creech, Walk Two Moons

“Sometimes you know in your heart you love someone, but you have to go away before your head can figure it out.”
Sharon Creech, Walk Two Moons
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