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The Solace of Leaving Early

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ISBN 13: 9781400033348
Page : 292 pages
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Download PDF or read online The Solace of Leaving Early Book by Haven Kimmel and published by Anchor. This book was released on 2003-05-13 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Using small-town life as a springboard to explore the loftiest of ideas, Haven Kimmel’s irresistibly smart and generous first novel is at once a romance and a haunting meditation on grief and faith. Langston Braverman returns to Haddington, Indiana (pop. 3,062) after walking out on an academic career that has equipped her for little but lording it over other people. Amos Townsend is trying to minister to a congregation that would prefer simple affirmations to his esoteric brand of theology. What draws these difficult—if not impossible—people together are two wounded little girls who call themselves Immaculata and Epiphany. They are the daughters of Langston’s childhood friend and the witnesses to her murder. And their need for love is so urgent that neither Langston nor Amos can resist it, though they do their best to resist each other. Deftly walking the tightrope between tragedy and comedy, The Solace of Leaving Early is a joyous story about finding one’s better self through accepting the shortcomings of others.

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The Solace of Leaving Early

Publisher : Anchor
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ISBN 13: 0385507305
Page : 240 pages
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Download PDF or read online The Solace of Leaving Early Book by Haven Kimmel and published by Anchor. This book was released on 2002-07-23 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Using small-town life as a springboard to explore the loftiest of ideas, Haven Kimmel’s irresistibly smart and generous first novel is at once a romance and a haunting meditation on grief and faith. Langston Braverman returns to Haddington, Indiana (pop. 3,062) after walking out on an academic career that has equipped her for little but lording it over other people. Amos Townsend is trying to minister to a congregation that would prefer simple affirmations to his esoteric brand of theology. What draws these difficult—if not impossible—people together are two wounded little girls who call themselves Immaculata and Epiphany. They are the daughters of Langston’s childhood friend and the witnesses to her murder. And their need for love is so urgent that neither Langston nor Amos can resist it, though they do their best to resist each other. Deftly walking the tightrope between tragedy and comedy, The Solace of Leaving Early is a joyous story about finding one’s better self through accepting the shortcomings of others.

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Dictionary of Midwestern Literature, Volume 2

Publisher : Indiana University Press
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ISBN 13: 0253021162
Page : 1064 pages
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Download PDF or read online Dictionary of Midwestern Literature, Volume 2 Book by Philip A. Greasley and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2016-08-08 with total page 1064 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The Midwest has produced a robust literary heritage. Its authors have won half of the nation’s Nobel Prizes for Literature plus a significant number of Pulitzer Prizes. This volume explores the rich racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the region. It also contains entries on 35 pivotal Midwestern literary works, literary genres, literary, cultural, historical, and social movements, state and city literatures, literary journals and magazines, as well as entries on science fiction, film, comic strips, graphic novels, and environmental writing. Prepared by a team of scholars, this second volume of the Dictionary of Midwestern Literature is a comprehensive resource that demonstrates the Midwest’s continuing cultural vitality and the stature and distinctiveness of its literature.

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The Fifth Gospel

Publisher : TRIDM Publishers
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ISBN 13: 0982463405
Page : 295 pages
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The English Teacher

Publisher : Grove Press
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ISBN 13: 9780802142665
Page : 272 pages
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Something Rising (light and Swift)

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN 13: 0743247752
Page : 290 pages
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How Can I Let Go If I Don't Know I'm Holding On?

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ISBN 13: 0819226033
Page : 192 pages
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A Girl Named Zippy

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ISBN 13: 0767913108
Page : 304 pages
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Download PDF or read online A Girl Named Zippy Book by Haven Kimmel and published by Crown. This book was released on 2002-06-18 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The New York Times bestselling memoir about growing up in small-town Indiana, from the author of The Solace of Leaving Early. When Haven Kimmel was born in 1965, Mooreland, Indiana, 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. 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 Zippy.

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Howl

Publisher : Crown Archetype
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ISBN 13: 0307407683
Page : 352 pages
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Download PDF or read online Howl Book by Bark Editors and published by Crown Archetype. This book was released on 2007-10-23 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : A pot roast left unguarded. An open bedroom door. An ill-timed squat. Dogs seem to have impeccable timing. Yet how quickly calamity turns to comedy in the company of a dog, and the wrong moment turns out to be just the right one. In this delightful follow-up to Dog Is My Co-Pilot, which won the Best Book of the Year award from the Dog Writers Association of America, the editors of The Bark bring together more stories, essays, and artwork that highlight the hilarity of dog behavior and the comical interactions between dog people and their four-legged friends. From playful puppies who wreak havoc in the home to dogs with a whole array of comic shticks and tricks, Howl celebrates the verve and the laughs pets offer their people. It includes laugh-out-loud reflections (and confessions), rib-tickling tales, and whimsical vignettes from well-known writers such as: • Dave Barry • Margaret Cho • Al Franken • Kinky Friedman • Pam Houston • Haven Kimmel • Neal Pollack • And many more!

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Media Q

Publisher : Peter Lang
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ISBN 13: 9780820495323
Page : 320 pages
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The Oxford Handbook of Kierkegaard

Publisher : OUP Oxford
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ISBN 13: 0191612111
Page : 640 pages
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Therapy and the Counter-tradition

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13: 1317396456
Page : 200 pages
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Killing the Buddha

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN 13: 9780743232777
Page : 308 pages
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Bowker's Guide to Characters in Fiction 2007

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ISBN 13: 9780835247498
Page : 2996 pages
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Friends Journal

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Iodine

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ISBN 13: 1416573100
Page : 258 pages
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Something Rising

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ISBN 13: 1439105073
Page : 288 pages
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Download PDF or read online Something Rising Book by Haven Kimmel and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2010-05-11 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : 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.