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Haven Kimmel studied English & creative writing at Ball State University & North Carolina State University & attended seminary at the Earlham School of Religion. She lives in Durham, North Carolina. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Some reviews talk about the sad treatment of animals in this story. I think it's important to note that rural America does have a different take on man v animal. There are distinctions between barn cats and house cats, between family pets and hunting dogs, etc. I don't hold the author accountable for the way things are (or may be) in these types of stories. She is writing about an authentically different community life from one that would say put a family pet through 12 months of chemo.

This story made me laugh. Hard. I bought the tape for my sister and book copy for a friend. If the way life in this story is depicted isn't funny to some, maybe that's the point. Personally I keep it handy for the humorless landscape of winter and drudgery of office life in the big city. It's help enough to know that somewhere, out there in the Midwest perhaps, people are just getting by, too. Without all our veneer. Not because life is perfect, but what isn't perfect about life forces the characters in this story to consider what aspects of civility really matter. On a daily and hilarious basis. Let's recall, life begins in a rather undignified, messy manner, and it doesn't move far from that perch no matter the gloss we try to apply. The only gloss in this story is a healthy application of perspective and the steady relief of humor. And with her technique, Kimmel's story shines.
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NeelieOB | outras 94 resenhas | Jan 20, 2024 |
Hook rugs, home sewing, paint-by-numbers. Remote and cruel feral older siblings. Better Christmases at other houses. Playing cards with personality traits. Brain damaged pets. Best father/daughter story since Scout and Atticus.
 
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jennifergeran | outras 94 resenhas | Dec 23, 2023 |
My review of this book can be found on my YouTube Vlog at:

https://youtu.be/2u3MU20s2KI

Enjoy!
 
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booklover3258 | outras 94 resenhas | Feb 21, 2023 |
I enjoyed the little stories. A fun and original childhood. I found myself missing an overarching plot.
 
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BeccaGr8t | outras 94 resenhas | Jan 6, 2023 |

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Obras
9
Membros
5,066
Popularidade
#4,941
Avaliação
3.9
Resenhas
186
ISBNs
77
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4
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