Haven Kimmel





Haven Kimmel


Born
New Castle, Indiana, The United States
Website


Haven Kimmel was born in New Castle, Indiana, and was raised in Mooreland, Indiana, the focus of her bestselling memoir, A Girl Named Zippy: Growing up Small in Mooreland, Indiana .

Kimmel earned her undergraduate degree in English and creative writing from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana and a graduate degree from North Carolina State University, where she studied with novelist Lee Smith. She also attended seminary at the Earlham School of Religion in Richmond, Indiana.

She lives in Durham, North Carolina.

Average rating: 3.81 · 43,432 ratings · 5,473 reviews · 11 distinct works · Similar authors
A Girl Named Zippy

3.79 avg rating — 28,932 ratings — published 2001 — 23 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
She Got Up Off the Couch: A...

4.03 avg rating — 7,902 ratings — published 2005 — 15 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Solace of Leaving Early

3.79 avg rating — 2,746 ratings — published 2002 — 12 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Used World

3.63 avg rating — 1,336 ratings — published 2007 — 15 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Something Rising

3.59 avg rating — 1,221 ratings — published 2003 — 15 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Iodine

3.26 avg rating — 1,009 ratings — published 2008 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Kaline Klattermaster's Tree...

by
3.46 avg rating — 158 ratings — published 2008 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Orville: A Dog Story

by
4.04 avg rating — 119 ratings — published 2003
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Farm

3.12 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
tanrıça düşleri

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Haven Kimmel…
A Girl Named Zippy She Got Up Off the Couch: A...
Zippy (2 books)
by
3.84 avg rating — 36,833 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

“I later discovered that in order to be a good athlete one must care intensely what is happening with a ball, even if one doesn't have possession of it. This was ultimately my failure: my inability to work up a passion for the location of balls.”
Haven Kimmel, Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Mooreland, Indiana

“Mother always said she was a size 7 woman she kept wrapped in fat to prevent bruising.”
Haven Kimmel

“That cat doesn't have a lick of sense,' I said, sighing.

Well, honey, he's not right in the head,' Dad said, flipping his cigarette into the front yard.

I glared at him. 'And just what do you mean by that?'

Dad counted on his fingers. 'He's cross-eyed; he jumps out of trees after birds and then doesn't land on his feet; he sleeps with his head smashed up against the wall, and the tip of his tail is crooked.'

Oh yeah? Well, how about this: he once got locked in a basement by evil Petey Scroggs in the middle of January and survived on snow and little frozen mice. When I'm cold at night he sleeps right on my face. Of that whole litter of kittens he came out of he's the only one left. One of his brothers didn't even have a butthole.'

I stand corrected. PeeDink is a survivor.”
Haven Kimmel, Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Mooreland, Indiana
tags: funny

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
The Next Best Boo...: OFFICIAL SUMMER CHALLENGE 2009 6739 10828 Aug 31, 2009 10:23PM  
The Next Best Boo...: Books That Made You LOL 59 447 Dec 01, 2009 06:58AM  
The Next Best Boo...: Opening Paragraphs 352 1187 Feb 15, 2010 06:12PM  
The Seasonal Read...: YOUR TOP 10 OF 2009 42 290 Feb 16, 2010 07:16PM  
A-Z Challenge: Anna's A-Z Challange of 2010 Both Title and Author 1 49 Feb 24, 2010 01:13AM  
The Seasonal Read...: This topic has been closed to new comments. Spring Challenge 2010 Completed Tasks 2734 2373 May 31, 2010 09:00PM  
The Seasonal Read...: This topic has been closed to new comments. Summer Challenge 2010 Completed Tasks (do NOT delete any posts in this thread) 3059 3115 Aug 31, 2010 10:39PM  
Challenge: 50 Books: Anna's Books of 2010 57 126 Sep 08, 2010 01:48PM  


Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite Haven to Goodreads.