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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 her.
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.
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.