A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Mooreland, Indiana
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mazda502001 - LibraryThing
A fabulous memoir filled with humour, great story-telling, gentleness and an insight into small-time life. Just loved it. Back Cover Blurb: When Haven Kimmel was born in 1965, Mooreland, Indiana was a ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing
Somehow I had gotten the impression that there was child abuse or at least neglect in this, but today my Mother saw a copy I was getting ready to put at my OBCZ and told me to read it first. ? So, on ... Read full review
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