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

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When Haven Kimmel was born in 1965 in 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.

To three-year-old Zippy, it made perfect sense to strike a bargain with her father to keep her baby bottle--never mind that when she did, it was the first time she'd ever spoken. In her nonplussed family, Zippy has the perfect supporting cast: her beautiful yet dour brother, Danny, a seeker of the true faith; her sweetly sensible sister, Lindy, who wins the local beauty pageant; her mother, Delonda, who dispenses wisdom from the corner of the couch; and her father, Bob Jarvis, who never met a bet he didn't like.

Whether describing a serious case of chicken love, another episode with the evil Edythe across the street, or the night Zippy's dad borrowed thirty-six coon dogs and a raccoon to prove to the complaining neighbors just how quiet his two dogs were, Kimmel treats readers to a heroine who is wonderfully sweet and shy as she navigates the quirky adult world surrounding Zippy.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385499828
Subtitle:
(growing up small in Mooreland, Indiana )
Author:
Kimmel, Haven
Publisher:
Doubleday
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Girls
Subject:
Regional Subjects - Midwest
Subject:
Childhood Memoir
Subject:
Mooreland
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
no. 25
Publication Date:
c2001
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
275 p.
Dimensions:
8.53x5.80x1.01 in. .96 lbs.

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