A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Mooreland Indiana (Google eBook)
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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: A Girl Named Zippy (Zippy #1)User Review - Cassie - Goodreads
Pretty fun read. I wasn't sure in the beginning if I would like it. There is no plot, it's just a bunch of stories about her childhood. But some of them are super funny! Read full review
Review: A Girl Named Zippy (Zippy #1)User Review - Lisa Dekis - Goodreads
If you want to travel back in time to the fleeting moments of your life when your heart burned brightly while your innocense met the harsh reality of life, take this trip. Beloved, timeless coming of age story! Read full review
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