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

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Publisher Comments:

"Almost dreamlike in some of her] elusive storytelling, Kimmel] pulls off a feat that's harder than it looks: write for adults from a child’s perspective . . . Zippy's parents must have done something right to produce a girl who could write such a simple and lovely book."

-USA Today

"A Girl Named Zippy seems to be about the cleverest . . . memoir ever. Kimmel is] a born storyteller . . . I imagine everyone in the world would be grateful for Kimmel's book."

-Orlando Sentinel

"Very engaging, funny . . . it could be a cheerier version of the Leechfield, Texas, Mary Karr chronicled in The Liar's Club, if drunks never got ugly and if fathers never took a belt to their kids."

-Hartford Courant

"Delightfully wry (and sometimes laugh-out-loud-funny)."

-Indianapolis Star

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Synopsis:

In this memoir, the author "takes readers back to a time when small-town America was caught in the amber of the innocent post-war period--people helped their neighbors, went to church on Sunday, and kept barnyard animals in their backyards."--Jacket.

Synopsis:

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.

Table of Contents

Baby book — Hair — The lion — Qualities of lights, or disasters — Involving animals — Julie hit me three times — Daniel — There she is — Blood of the Lamb — Unexpected injuries — The kindness of strangers — Favors for friends — Haunted houses — Professionals — Chance — A short list of things my father lost gambling — The world of ideas — Location — Diner — Slumber party — ESP — Interior design — Cemetery — Drift away — Reading list — Arisen — The social gospel — The letter.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780767913102
Subtitle:
Growing up Small in Mooreland, Indiana
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Author:
Kimmel, Haven
Author:
Haven, Kimmel
Author:
Haven Kimmel, Kimmel
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction-General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography-Literary
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Literary
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Mooreland
Subject:
Girls
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Biography-Women
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20020514
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
304

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Product details 304 pages Broadway Books - English 9780767913102 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In this memoir, the author "takes readers back to a time when small-town America was caught in the amber of the innocent post-war period--people helped their neighbors, went to church on Sunday, and kept barnyard animals in their backyards."--Jacket.
"Synopsis" by , 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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