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A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Mooreland, Indiana

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ISBN13: 9780767915052
ISBN10: 0767915054
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When Haven Kimmel was born in 1965, Mooreland, Indiana, was a sleepy little hamlet of three hundred people. Nicknamed "Zippy" for the way she would bolt around the house, this small girl was possessed of big eyes and even bigger ears. In this witty and lovingly told memoir, Kimmel takes readers back to a time when small-town America was caught in the amber of the innocent postwar period-people helped their neighbors, went to church on Sunday, and kept barnyard animals in their backyards.

Laced with fine storytelling, sharp wit, dead-on observations, and moments of sheer joy, Haven Kimmel's straight-shooting portrait of her childhood gives us a heroine who is wonderfully sweet and sly as she navigates the quirky adult world that surrounds Zippy.

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"Kimmel's smooth, impeccably humorous prose evokes her childhood as vividly as any novel....The truths of childhood are rendered in lush yet simple prose." Publishers Weekly

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"Her story is filled with good humor, fine storytelling, and acute observations of small town life." Library Journal

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"Fresh, funny, delightful, and very amusing." Kirkus Reviews

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"Droll and distinctive... unerring in relating the universal smallness of a rambunctious yet thoughtful child." Entertainment Weekly

About the Author

Haven Kimmel studied English and creative writing at Ball State University and North Carolina State University and attended seminary at the Earlham School of Religion. She lives in Durham, North Carolina.

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Rayna, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by Rayna)
This book was full of laughter in hard times. Zip was so blunt and mischievous but you just loved her.
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Leenie, January 17, 2011 (view all comments by Leenie)
A Girl Named Zippy was such a joy to read and felt truly original to me. Here's to writing an excellent book that isn't about a traumatic or disturbing story line. It was an amazing read because Haven Kimmel writes in the voice of a kid mind. I mean, it's the first book that ever resonated with my mostly forgotten childhood memory - as if I had experienced her experiences and had thought her thoughts. And to top it off, I laughed out loud many times. So glad I read this book.
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Jennifer Bishop, January 19, 2010 (view all comments by Jennifer Bishop)
A great look back at growing up in small-town America.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780767915052
Author:
Kimmel, Haven
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Girls
Subject:
Regional Subjects - Midwest
Subject:
Childhood Memoir
Subject:
Mooreland
Subject:
Kimmel, Haven - Childhood and youth
Subject:
Mooreland (Ind.)
Subject:
Biography-Women
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st Broadway Books trade paperback ed.
Series Volume:
80
Publication Date:
20020931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.6 in 0.5 lb

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Product details 304 pages Broadway Books - English 9780767915052 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Kimmel's smooth, impeccably humorous prose evokes her childhood as vividly as any novel....The truths of childhood are rendered in lush yet simple prose."
"Review" by , "Her story is filled with good humor, fine storytelling, and acute observations of small town life."
"Review" by , "Fresh, funny, delightful, and very amusing."
"Review" by , "Droll and distinctive... unerring in relating the universal smallness of a rambunctious yet thoughtful child."
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