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She Got Up Off the Couch

Haven Kimmel

Picking up where A Girl Named Zippy left off, Haven Kimmel crafts a tender portrait of her mother, a modestly heroic woman who took the odds that life gave her and somehow managed to win. 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 won't have access to one. Next, she applies to the local college, eventually graduating with honors at age forty. We happily follow Zippy from one story to another, but we know this is really her mother's book: the poignant tale of a strong woman who found a way to save herself and set a proud example for her daughter.

Picking up where A Girl Named Zippy left off, Haven Kimmel crafts a tender portrait of her mother, a modestly heroic woman who took the odds that life gave her and somehow managed to win. 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 won't have access to one. Next, she applies to the local college, eventually graduating with honors at age forty. We happily follow Zippy from one story to another, but we know this is really her mother's book: the poignant tale of a strong woman who found a way to save herself and set a proud example for her daughter.
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Picking up where A Girl Named Zippy left off, Haven Kimmel crafts a tender portrait of her mother, a modestly heroic woman who took the odds that life gave her and somehow managed to win. 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 won't have access to one. Next, she applies to the local college, eventually graduating with honors at age forty. We happily follow Zippy from one story to another, but we know this is really her mother's book: the poignant tale of a strong woman who found a way to save herself and set a proud example for her daughter.

Language:

English

Length:

8h 58m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

06:44


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

20:41


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:30


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:42


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:36


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

21:14


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:14


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:33


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

37:15


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

24:57


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:47


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:11


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

15:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

19:32


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:04


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

26:08


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

15:00


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

18:22


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

19:49


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

42:48


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

46:59


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

13:54


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

25:26


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

16:30


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

48:16


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

00:06