Trade Ed. HighBridge Audio 2006
CD ISBN $34.95 Eight CDs
In a rare piece of flawless author narration, Haven Kimmel continues her memoir begun in A GIRL NAMED ZIPPY. This second installment acknowledges the courage and hopes of Kimmel’s mother, who rejoined the world after spending the first 20 years of her married life reading books on the living room couch. Although decades have passed since Kimmel lived these stories, she has forgotten none of the amazement, confidence, or confusion of childhood. Both her writing and her voice capture the naïveté, joy, frustration, and poignancy of everyday events in such a way that listeners leap back in time with flashes of understanding. Kimmel’s childlike speaking voice flavors even the sad parts of the story with a sweetness that both honors and softens the profundity of growing up. R.L.L. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 06]
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