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Lucienne Hollard was born in Taintaux, Vosges, France, in 1916. She died an American citizen in Shreveport, Louisiana, in 1968. Educated in private schools and at the University of Nancy, she had been a close friend of Colette, who had encouraged the publication of her novel, Elisabeth. During World War II bombings, her entire family had perished, and she had become a member of the French Underground. Dr. Edwin Douglass McKay had arrived in France with the American Army of Occupation. He and Lucienne met under the Arch of Triumph. They were married in Louisiana after the war’s end. Mrs. McKay’s translator, Lilian Polk, is a writer of short stories and poems, has taught French, and traveled widely.