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Title:She Got Up Off the Couch: And Other Heroic Acts from Mooreland, Indiana
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She Got Up Off the Couch: And Other Heroic Acts from Mooreland, Indiana by Haven Kimmel

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC She Got Up Off the Couch: And Other Heroic Acts from Mooreland, Indiana In this sequel to the top selling i A Girl Named Zippy i the woman rising heroically from the couch is Zippy s mother Delonda After years of languorous existence this oversized couch potato emerged from the den to pursue a higher education Delonda was well read but in other ways seemed ill suited for college This middle aged pound coed had a husband who disapproved of the entire venture no driver s license and almost no money Like its predecessor i She Got Up Off the Couch i holds our attention with its sympathetic rendering of idiosyncratic family characters Hilarious heartbreaking ultimately empowering

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No description available, This witty and lovingly told memoir 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 br br When Haven Kimmel was born in in Mooreland Indiana it was a sleepy little hamlet of three hundred people Nicknamed Zippy for the way she would bolt around the house this small girl was possessed of big eyes and even bigger ears In this witty and lovingly told memoir 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 br br To three year old Zippy it made perfect sense to strike a bargain with her father to keep her baby bottle never mind that when she did it was the first time she d ever spoken In her nonplussed family Zippy has the perfect supporting cast her beautiful yet dour brother Danny a seeker of the true faith her sweetly sensible sister Lindy who wins the local beauty pageant her mother Delonda who dispenses wisdom from the corner of the couch and her father Bob Jarvis who never met a bet he didn t like br br Whether describing a serious case of chicken love another episode with the evil Edythe across the street or the night Zippy s dad borrowed thirty six coon dogs and a raccoon to prove to the complaining neighbors just how quiet his two dogs were Kimmel treats readers to a heroine who is wonderfully sweet and shy as she navigates the quirky adult world surrounding Zippy, Haven Kimmel the i New York Times i bestselling author has long attracted legions of fans for her insightful humane portraits of outsiders struggling to find their place in the world In i Iodine i her fourth novel Kimmel once again draws on her exceptional powers of observation and empathy but this time she makes an exhilarating foray into psychological gothic territory with the electrifying story of a young woman emerging from layers of delusion fantasy and lies br br With her astounding intelligence fierce independence and otherworldly lavender eyes college senior Trace Pennington makes an indelible impression even as questions about her past and her true identity hover over every page 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 br br 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 Kimmel parcels out Trace s strange dark story in mesmerizing bits that obscure as much as they reveal and keep the reader guessing until the end br br With Kimmel s radiant imagination lyrical prose and vision of a bleak and fertile Midwest on full display i Iodine i is a frightening and marvelous tale of life at the outer extremes of human experience This unique portrait of the psychological effects of trauma is tantalizing shocking and ultimately hopeful, A big ugly dog is happy to meet a farmer and his wife who decide to give him a name and a home but not so happy when they chain him to the barn All Orville can do is bark to tell the world how unhappy he is and the more he barks the more he is left alone But everything changes when Sally MacIntosh moves into the little house across the road and Orville falls in love br A beautifully crafted text that blends wry humor with the poignant twang of a country and western song is accompanied by dreamy spare watercolor and ink illustrations for a fresh original picture book that will resonate with anyone who has ever felt lonely or misunderstood br