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In this warm and witty memoir, Haven Kimmel takes us back to a small-town America where people helped their neighbors, went to church on Sunday, and kept barnyard animals in their backyards. When Haven Kimmel was born in 1965, Mooreland, Indiana, was a sleepy little hamlet of 300 people. Nicknamed ?Zippy? for the way she would bolt around the house, this small girl was possessed of big eyes and even bigger ears. She lived in a world filled with a loving family, peculiar neighbors, and multitudes of animals, and she remembered everything: sick birds, a new bike, the mean old lady down the street, the loud old man at the drugstore. Laced with fine storytelling, sharp wit, dead-on observations, and moments of sheer joy, Kimmel's straight-shooting memoir gives us a heroine who is wonderfully sweet and sly.
" Kimmel's skill with words shines even more brightly when she reads those words herself."
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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 her.
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.
About the Author
HAVEN KIMMEL is the author of A Girl Named Zippy, She Got Up Off the Couch, and Something Rising (Light and Swift), all available from HighBridge Audio. She 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.