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Kimmel, Haven 1965-

Overview
Works: 24 works in 154 publications in 5 languages and 14,424 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  Domestic fiction  Personal narratives  Bildungsromans  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3611.I46, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Haven Kimmel
Kaline Klattermaster's tree house by Haven Kimmel( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 3,548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Third-grader Kaline Klattermaster's father has gone somewhere and his mother cannot seem to keep everything straight now. But the two brothers and one hundred dogs that live in his imaginary tree house -- and his strange neighbor Mr. Osiris Putnaminski -- help him cope with his father's absence, his mother's forgetfulness, and the bullies that torment him in school
Something rising (light and swift) by Haven Kimmel( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Dutch and held by 1,501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her rakish, gambling father abandons the family, pool hustler Cassie Claiborne must abandon her own dreams to take care of her distant mother and fragile older sister, until she comes up with a way to redeem her life
The solace of leaving early by Haven Kimmel( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and Dutch and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Langston Braverman does not come home to Haddington, Indiana, because she is searching for a simpler life. Having just walked out of her Ph. D. oral exams and abandoned the remains of a disastrous affair, she has retreated to her parents' attic to nurse a bruised heart and maybe even write a great American novel. It does not escape her attention that the town is abuzz with the death of her childhood friend, Alice, but not even this morsel of intrigue can rouse Langston from her self-imposed existential dilemma."--Jacket
The used world : a novel by Haven Kimmel( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and German and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hazel Hunnicut is the proprietor of Hazel Hunnicut's Used World Emporium, the station at the end of the line for myriad antiques and junk in Jonah, Ind. With her passel of cats and distaste for convention, Hazel is eccentric but grudgingly beloved by her two employees: Claudia, a tall and lonely woman ostracized for her androgynous appearance, and Rebekah, who is still recovering from an oppressive Pentecostal upbringing. With a nudge from Hazel and the appearance of an abandoned infant (whose junkie mother, a friend of Hazel's junkie sister, is dead), the two women form a relationship, providing momentum as an unlikely family takes shape and hidden connections between the characters are revealed
Iodine : a novel by Haven Kimmel( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From her earliest years, Trace turned away from her abusive mother toward her loving father. Within the twisty logic of abuse, her desperate love for him took on a romantic cast that persists to this day, though she's had no contact with her family since she ran away from home years ago. Alone but for her beloved dog, she's eked out an impoverished but functional existence, living in an abandoned house, putting herself through college, and astonishing her teachers with her genius and erudition. What they don't know is that she leads a double life: thanks to forged documents, at school she is Ianthe Covington, a young woman with no past. Trace's singular life is upended when she and her literature professor fall in love. She tells him nothing about her life, and as it becomes apparent that he has his own dark secrets, she's forced to face herself and her past. After recovering a horrific, long-suppressed memory, Trace finally copes with the fallout from her brutal, bizarre childhood.--From publisher description
Orville : a dog story by Haven Kimmel( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chained alone in a barn by the couple he thought might give him a good home, a very ugly stray dog is miserable until a new neighbor moves in and he falls in love
The used world by Haven Kimmel( Recording )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Used World Emporium is the sprawling antique store where Hazel, Claudia, and Rebekah pass their days surrounded by dusty furniture, cast-off clothes, and ancient housewares. But with the unexpected arrival of two babies and the unfolding of not one but three love stories, each spanning generations, their formerly used world becomes new again. Heartrending, hilarious, and inspiring, this is the book that Kimmel's loyal fans have been waiting for-and it is certain to win her legions of new ones
Iodine by Haven Kimmel( Recording )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brilliant, unconventional college senior Trace Pennington has eked out an impoverished, solitary, but highly functional existence in the years since she ran away from her abusive home. But when Trace finds love with a much older man, her life is upended and she's forced to face herself and her past. After recovering a horrific, long-suppressed memory, she discovers that much of her present-day life is a carefully constructed delusion. With equal parts genius and psychosis, Trace copes with the fallout from a brutal, bizarre childhood
Something rising (light and swift) by Haven Kimmel( Recording )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As Cassie grows into a headstrong young woman, she takes on the thankless role of family provider by working odd jobs and hustling pool. All the while, she keeps her eye on the ultimate prize: wringing suitable justice out of past wrongs and freeing herself from the inertia that is her life"--Container
A girl named Zippy : growing up small in Mooreland, Indiana by Haven Kimmel( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bag with ten copies of the title that may also include miscellaneous notes, discussion questions, biographical information, and reading lists to assist book group discussion leaders
Indiana blues by Haven Kimmel( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Langston, jeune femme insolente qui a brutalement interrompu ses études et mis fin à une liaison désastreuse avec son professeur, rencontre Amos, le pasteur de la ville. Cette rencontre a lieu après la mort mystérieuse d'Alice, amie d'enfance de Langston, dont Amos était secrètement amoureux
The farm by Haven Kimmel( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A girl named Zippy : [growing up small in Mooreland, Indiana] by Haven Kimmel( Recording )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Named "Zippy" for the way she would bolt around her home, Kimmel's witty memoir takes readers back to a time when small-town America was caught in the amber of the innocent post-war period, where people helped their neighbors, went to church on Sunday, and kept barnyard animals in their backyards
She got up off the couch : [and other heroic acts from Mooreland, Indiana] by Haven Kimmel( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 wont have access to one. Next, she applies to the local college, eventually graduating with honors at age 40. We happily follow Zippy from one story to another, but we know this is really her mothers book: the poignant tale of a strong woman who found a way to save herself and set a proud example for her daughter
Niente di meglio al mondo by Haven Kimmel( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De troost van een vroegtijdig vertrek by Haven Kimmel( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in Dutch and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een Amerikaanse studente vangt de twee getraumatiseerde dochters van haar vermoorde vriendin op en krijgt daardoor een band met de jonge dominee in het dorp
READS-TO-GO : [bookclub kit for a girl named Zippy: growing up small in Mooreland, Indiana]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

When Haven Kimmel was born in 1965, Mooreland, Indiana, was a sleepy little hamlet. Nicknamed "Zippy", she possessed big eyes and even bigger ears. In this loving memoir, Kimmel takes readers back in time to when small-town America was still in the innocent postwar period and treats readers to an appealing, and knowing, heroine
She Got Up Off the Couch by Haven Kimmel( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The #1 New York Times bestseller A Girl Named Zippy was a rare and welcome treat: a memoir of a happy childhood. Spunky, strong-willed, and too smart for her own good, Zippy Jarvis brought readers delight and joy. In She Got Up Off the Couch, Zippy is growing up and struggling with both her hair and her distaste for shoes. But this memoir strikes a deeper and more emotional chord, as now Haven Kimmel shines the spotlight on her remarkable mother, Delonda. Courageous and steadfast, Delonda finally realized that she could change her life, and she got up off the funky couch in the den, bought a beat-up flower power VW bug (and then learned to drive it), and went back to school, which gave her the chance to gain both financial independence and, at long last, self-respect. Kimmel captures the seminal moments of her mother's burgeoning empowerment with the full strength of her distinctive, deft storytelling, and with the overflowing sense of humor that made A Girl Named Zippy a favorite of readers everywhere. Read by the Author
She got up off the couch : and other heroic acts from Mooreland, Indiana by Haven Kimmel( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A continuation of the memoir "A Girl Named Zippy" follows the story of her mother, Delonda, who reinvents her life by returning to college and losing fifty pounds, while Zippy continues to work out the dynamic of their nuclear family
Something rising : a novel by Haven Kimmel( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her first two books, Haven Kimmel claimed her spot on the literary scene- surprising readers with her memoir, A Girl Named Zippy, and winning an outpouring of critical acclaim for her first novel, The Solace of Leaving Early. Now, in her second novel, she brings to the page a heroine's tireless quest for truth, love, justice, and the perfect game of 9-ball. Cassie Claiborne's world is riddled with problems beyond her control: her hard- living, pool-shooting father has another wife; her stoic, long-suffering mother is incapable of moving herself mentally away from the kitchen window; her sister Belle is a tempest of fragility and brilliance; her closest friends, Puck and Emmy, are adolescent harbingers of their own doomed futures. Frustrated by her inability to care deeply enough for so many troubled souls, Cassie finds in the local pool hall an oasis of green felt where she can master objects and restrain her emotions. As Cassie grows from a quietly complex girl into a headstrong young woman, she takes on the thankless role of family provider by working odd jobs and hustling pool. All the while, she keeps her eye on the ultimate prize: wringing suitable justice out of past wrongs and freeing herself from the inertia that is her life. In this ultimately uplifting story, Haven Kimmel reaches deep into the hamstrung souls of her fictional corner of Indiana. Remarkable for its tough tenderness, Something Rising (Light and Swift) is an astonishing work of pure heartbreak
 
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Kaline Klattermaster's tree house
Alternative Names
Haven Kimmel Amerikaans schrijfster

Haven Kimmel Memoirist, novelist, children's writer

Kimmel, Zippy 1965-

Languages
English (143)

Italian (3)

Dutch (3)

German (2)

French (1)

Covers
Something rising (light and swift)The solace of leaving earlyThe used world : a novelIodine : a novelOrville : a dog storyThe used worldIodineSomething rising (light and swift)