A Girl Named Zippy

Growing Up Small in Mooreland, Indiana

By Haven Kimmel
(Broadway Books, Paperback, 9780767915052, 304pp.)

Publication Date: September 3, 2002

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Description

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.




About the Author
Haven Kimmel is the author of "The Used World", "She Got Up Off the Couch", "Something Rising (Light and Swift)", "The Solace of Leaving Early", and "A Girl Named Zippy". 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, N.C.
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