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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (953 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Haven Kimmel Narrator: Chelsey Rives Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2003 ISBN: 9781598873191
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Cassie waits for her gambling father to return home, her mother to move away from her position at the kitchen sink, for her fragile older sister to blossom out of her oddness, and for her own chance at a different life. Effortlessly living up to her Book Magazine moniker, “the New Carson McCullers,” Kimmel deftly handles this coming of age story and proves herself a master of genre.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 2/13/2014

    " Probably my least favorite of Haven Kimmel's books, but it doesn't follow that I didnt' like it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate Rohl | 2/12/2014

    " Good read but a bit of a disappointment after the true tales of Zippy, which were funnier and more heartfelt. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Noelle | 2/2/2014

    " It's just okay and made me think i didn't want to read any more of her novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jack | 1/24/2014

    " here you go: skip the last thirty twilight zone rip off pages, pretend the main character is the dyke hero you've been searching for all your life, and trust in haven kimmel's priorities. if you follow this formula, something rising will be the best book you've ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carina Spencer | 1/22/2014

    " Read this once for the details of the story and once again to savor the author's ability to make me weak in the knees and soft in the belly by word choice and phrasing. She's a poet. I <3 her. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laila | 1/20/2014

    " This is a novel you can sink your teeth into! The language is so meaty and juicy. A moving story and sympathetic lead character. I highly recommend it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 1/16/2014

    " Haven Kimmel always writes wonderful, real fiction with people and dilemmas that are touchable. I'm glad I finally got around to reading this one. Cassie is the point-of-view character, but she's also something of a mystery. Really everyone in this book is, and I like that. Most people I know, even those close to me, are mysterious in the same way sometimes. I also really love the ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rynell | 1/8/2014

    " I want to give this book 4 stars, but there were times it dragged. I was intrigued by the complex and dysfunctional family relationships. The main character, Cassie, is strong and imperfect. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 1/5/2014

    " I was surprised at the depth of this first novel. The author's ability to characterize that works in her memoirs really works here as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Slone | 1/2/2014

    " Slow-paced, bleak and uneventful, but ultimately good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephanie | 12/25/2013

    " I just started this and am having a hard time getting into it. I only gave this 2 stars because I ended up liking a few parts--otherwise it would have been strictly 1 star. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marti Mattox | 12/18/2013

    " this was not my favorite of havens books but i did like some parts of it - it felt uneven and a bit weak. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn | 12/11/2013

    " Kimmel is a god to me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda Lueck | 8/3/2013

    " Second in Haven Kimmel's Indiana trilogy, and the same themes, different people. I still loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janie | 4/9/2013

    " as usual, the payoff from a Haven Kimmel book is emotionally exacting somehow. it took me a little longer to get into the world of this novel, but once i was there i was happy to have found it. this book, and her others, prove how good "The Used World" is. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janet | 3/15/2013

    " Cassie Claiborne living in a family of troubled souls. Pool, "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 3/13/2013

    " The cover and blurb on back of book are misleading, this is a awesome read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kara | 2/25/2013

    " Didn't really like the plot or the characters, but it was written well so ehh.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 11/20/2012

    " I liked this better than her first novel, which was also good. The first half is a little slow, and there are whole characters who don't serve much purpose. But Kimmel does quirky really well--and even when her characters say things no one would actually say, she makes me suspend my disbelief. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Soung | 10/2/2012

    " I think someone gave me this book for Christmas a few years ago, and mostly because it looked like it would be about pool. It kind of was but it didn't improve my game at all. I still liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie | 7/11/2012

    " I feel fiercely loyal to Durham's Haven Kimmel, but I feel like a moron half of the time when I read her books. She writes beautifully, painfully, harshly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsay | 1/30/2012

    " I found this book much less affecting than The Solace of Leaving Early, though still enjoyable. Verdict: not Kimmel's best work, IMHO. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terry | 11/6/2011

    " I expected and wanted to enjoy reading this book. It took 150-170 pages for it to capture me. I prefer The Solace of Leaving Early but Cassie is a splendid protagonist - gritty and unconventional. It was worth the early grinding to reach the closing sentence. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sassy | 2/15/2011

    " I had never read anything else by haven Kimmel and I was stunned by this book. It was really, really beautifully written. I loved Cassie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kara | 12/16/2010

    " Didn't really like the plot or the characters, but it was written well so ehh.... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sue | 10/17/2010

    " It was good except for the tangents. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dixie | 10/10/2010

    " This is a book I jumped into everytime I opened it back up. I can't imagine how this could be a better book. The characters develop in your head based on their actions, rather than physical descriptions. Haven Kimmel is fantastic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheri | 9/11/2010

    " Ending just a bit too pat; main character not well fleshed-out. Kimmel writes beautifully, but this is not her best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kentavea | 8/24/2010

    " this book is a vary pasionate book and i personally love it
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roxanne | 8/24/2010

    " Kimmel is a natural storyteller. This was pure pleasure. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 The | 8/11/2010

    " Missing the connection b/w this second book in the trilogy (after The Solace of Leaving Early). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janet | 6/11/2010

    " Cassie Claiborne living in a family of troubled souls. Pool, "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marcie | 4/26/2010

    " While I didn't love the book it was interesting and I enjoyed reading it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phyllis | 4/22/2010

    " I liked the ending, but often
    the narrative didn't seem to
    be relevent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kat | 1/17/2010

    " Another wonder by Haven Kimmel. She knows what it's like to be different and strong, yet not crushing. Her pool-master woman is one I want to know for a long time. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Alline | 9/25/2009

    " Ohhhh, painful. This book made me WAY too nervous to read. I'm not sure why, but I was squirming in my seat and couldn't read another page. I wanted to go back to the world of "solace of leaving early" but that just didn't happen here for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 9/22/2009

    " Chick lit for tough girls. A rebellious girl from a broken home in rural Indiana grows into a pool shark who supports both her mother, who is paralyzed by the failure of her marriage and disappointment of her own life; and her emotionally fragile sister. "

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