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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,093 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Haven Kimmel Narrator: Haven Kimmel Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When we last saw Zippy, she was oblivious to the storm that was brewing in her home. Her mother, Delonda, had literally just gotten up off the couch and ridden her rickety bicycle down the road. Her dad was off somewhere, gambling or “working.” And Zippy was lost in her own fabulous world of exploring the fringes of Moorland, Indiana.

Increasingly frustrated with the limitations of her small-town, married-with-children life, Delonda decides first to learn how to drive a car, even though she won’t have access to one. Next, she applies to the local college, eventually graduating with honors at age forty. We happily follow Zippy from one story to another, but we know this is really her mother’s book: the poignant tale of a strong woman who found a way to save herself and set a proud example for her daughter.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Patty | 2/19/2014

    " Author from New Castle Indiana "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Marcie | 2/14/2014

    " Compilation of random true stories from a girl growing up in a small town. She is a very witty storyteller and I laughed at several of her comparisons (we share the same fondness for items that are miniaturized). Wa a little slow at some parts and I did skip some chapters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Molly | 2/14/2014

    " Not as great as "A Girl Named Zippy," but I just had to continue reading about Haven Kimmel's life. I wouldn't recommend it on it's own, but as a follow-up to "Zippy," it's a must. Although, I'm still a little confused as to what happened to her dad in the end... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amanda Lueck | 2/8/2014

    " This is sort of like Kimmel's first memoir, but much more. She takes the genre and motivates it, gives it a true reason to be a real conclusion. The ending knocked my socks off, once I realized what had happened. It was good, very good. "

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About the Author
Author Haven Kimmel

Haven Kimmel is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Girl Named Zippy, She Got Up Off the Couch, and Something Rising (Light and Swift). 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.