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Brief list
This list provides citations to the first editions of each of Haven Kimmel's works.

Fiction
Memoir
  • She Got Up Off the Couch, Free Press, 2005, (ISBN: 0743284992).
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  • A Girl Named Zippy: Growing up Small in Mooreland, Indiana , Random House/Doubleday, 2001, (ISBN: 0385499825), memoir; Today Show Book Club selection; New York Times nonfiction bestseller list.
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Essays
  • Killing the Buddha: A Heretic's Bible, Free Press, 2004, (ISBN: 0743232763). Edited by Peter Manseau and Jeff Sharlet, with a retelling of the book of Revelation by Haven Kimmel (pp. 267-277).
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  • Remarkable Reads: 35 Writers and Their Adventures in Reading, W.W. Norton, 2004. (ISBN: 0393325407) Edited by J. Peder Zane, includes an essay by Haven Kimmel, "The Most Familiar Book I Read: South of the Big Four, by Don Kurtz", pp. 111-117.
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Detailed list
This list provides details for each edition of Haven Kimmel's works.

Something Rising (Light and Swift)
  • Uncorrected proof
    Free Press, 2003
    270 pages; ISBN: 0743247752

  • Uncorrected proof, U.K. edition
    Flamingo, 2004
    270 pages; ISBN: 0007174128

  • Hardcover, first U.S. edition
    Free Press, January 2004
    273 pages; ISBN: 0743247752

  • Audio version
    HighBridge Company, January 2004
    CD format: ISBN: 1565118359, Unabridged, 7 CDs, 8 hrs
    Cassette format: ISBN: 1565118340; Abridged, 6 cassettes, 8 hrs.
    Audible.com electronic formats: Product # BK_HIGH_000160
    Reader: Chelsey Rives

  • Hardcover, large print edition
    Thorndike Press, April 2004
    ISBN: 0786262214

  • Trade paperback, first U.K. edition
    Flamingo, May 2004
    240 pages; ISBN: 0007174128

  • Trade paperback, Dutch translation
    Amsterdam: Arena/Meulenhoff, September 2004
    271 pages; ISBN: 9069745690
    Translator: Bert Meelker
    Dutch title: Een vrije vlucht ("A free flight")

  • Trade paperback, first U.S. edition
    Free Press, April 2005
    240 pages, ISBN: 0743247779

  • Trade paperback, second U.K. edition
    Harper Perennial, September 2005
    240 pages, ISBN: 0007174136

  • Notes: Something Rising (Light and Swift) [SR(LS)] is the second novel in Kimmel's Indiana-rooted Hopwood trilogy. *|* SR(LS) bears a copyright date of 2004, but was available in stores in late 2003. *|* 'Rattlesnake Kite' was an early title for SR(LS). It was never in production, but was entered in Books In Print (BIP), and has created some confusion in the trade as it shared the same ISBN as SR(LS). To make matters worse, many catalogs had it listed as a Simon & Schuster book with ISBNs of 0743256107, 0743247787, or 0743247795. *|* The page count listed in BIP for the first edition hardcover is 288; however, the actual first edition page count is 273, while the uncorrected proof is 270.

Orville: A Dog Story

The Solace of Leaving Early
  • Advance review copy, U.S. edition
    Doubleday, 2002
    224 pages; ISBN: 0385499833

  • Uncorrected proof, U.K. edition
    Flamingo, 2002
    260 pages; ISBN: 0007161794

  • Hardcover, first U.S. edition
    Doubleday, June 2002
    260 pages; ISBN: 0385499833

  • eBook
    Doubleday, July 2002
    ISBN: 0385507305
    Formats: Adobe Reader (file size: 735kb), Microsoft Reader (file size: 337kb), Palm Reader (file size: 289kb)

  • Hardcover, U.K. edition
    Flamingo, March 2003
    315 pages; ISBN: 0007161794

  • Trade paperback, U.S. edition
    Anchor, May 2003
    278 pages; ISBN: 1400033349

  • Trade paperback, U.K. edition
    Flamingo, November, 2003
    336 pages; ISBN: 0007152531

  • Trade paperback, Dutch translation
    Amsterdam: Arena/Meulenhoff, 2003
    304 pages; ISBN: 9069744880
    Translator: Bert Meelker
    Dutch title: De troost van een vroegtijdig vertrek ("The consolation of an early departure")

  • Trade paperback, French translation
    Paris: Balland, May, 2004
    319 pages; ISBN: 2715815034
    Translator: Pascale Michon
    French title: Indiana Blues (also listed as "Ces lendemains affames")

  • Hardcover, 'Turtleback' binding
    Demco Media / Turtleback Books, 2004
    ISBN: 0606314407 Product # WT49028500

  • Hardcover, large print edition
    ISIS Large Print Books, February 2005
    294 pages; ISBN: 0753173158

  • Notes: Solace is the first book in what Kimmel calls a 'trilogy of place': the fictional Hopwood County, Indiana. *|* Solace was the #1 BookSense 76 Pick in July/August 2002 for fiction. *|* It was also nominated for the U.K.'s Orange Prize for Fiction in 2003, and won the Martha Poole award for Best First Novel. *|* Solace was also recently optioned by Mike Nichols and Icarus Productions to be made into a film. *|* There are some interesting differences between the covers of the U.K. hardcover and trade paperback editions. The image on the paperback edition is the inverse of the hardcover (the girl is facing right, not left); the promo text and author name are in white instead of black; the title is in pink sans serif type, not the same white script as the hardcover; and there is a promo quote from the Observer review: "'She writes so well ... with an Anne Tyler-like wryness'" (see scan of cover at right).


A Girl Named Zippy: Growing up Small in Mooreland, Indiana
  • Bound galley / uncorrected proof
    Doubleday Books
    275 pages, ISBN: 0385499825

  • Hardcover, first U.S. edition
    Doubleday Books, March 2001
    276 pages, ISBN: 0385499825

  • Trade paperback, first U.K. edition (brown cover)
    Ebury Press, March 2002
    276 pages; ISBN: 0091882966

  • Trade paperback, first U.S. edition
    Broadway Books, May 2002
    282 pages; ISBN: 0767905318
    Includes reading group guide

  • ebook
    Broadway Books, June 2002
    ISBN: 0767913108
    Formats: Adobe Reader (file size: 1658kb), Microsoft Reader (file size: 1227kb), Palm Reader (file size: 1149kb)

  • Trade paperback, Today Show Book Club edition
    Bantam Doubleday Dell, September 2002
    304 pages; ISBN: 0767915054
    Includes reading group guide

  • Hardcover, large print format
    Oxford, UK: Isis Large Print Books, November 2002
    289 pages; ISBN: 0753198126

  • Trade paperback, second U.K. edition (pink cover)
    Ebury Press, June 2003
    276 pages; ISBN: 0091892406
    Subtitle: 'Growing Up Sparky in an Innocent World'

  • Hardcover, 'Turtleback' binding
    Demco Media / Turtleback Books, January 2004
    282 pages; ISBN: 0606298789 Product # WT49004810
    Includes reading group guide

  • Trade paperback, large print format
    Oxford, UK: Isis Large Print Books, June 2004
    289 pages; ISBN: 0753198134

  • Audio version
    Highbridge Audio, October 2005
    ISBN: 1598870106
    Format: Compact Disc - Unabridged, 5 CDs, 6 hours
    Read by the author

  • Notes: Zippy was the Today Show Book Club's pick for September 2002, a #1 New York Times Best-seller for many weeks, and a #1 Booksense 76 Best-seller. *|* 'Qualities of Light' was an early title for Zippy, which was followed by 'Mooreland, Indiana' before Zippy was selected as the final title. *|* 'A Small-town Seventies Childhood' seems to be an unused subtitle for the second UK printing of Zippy (ISBN: 0091892406). The actual (i.e., production) subtitle is 'Growing Up Sparky in an Innocent World'. *|* Was there a Quality Paperback Book Club edition? *|* Zippy was reviewed by Sanford Pinsker in the Winter 2002 Georgia Review and the Spring 2003 Sewanee Review, 111(2), 311-320.

Essays
  • Killing the Buddha: A Heretic's Bible. (Free Press, 2004) (ISBN: 0743232763) Edited by Peter Manseau and Jeff Sharlet, with a retelling of the book of Revelation by Haven Kimmel (pp. 267-277).

  • Remarkable Reads: 35 Writers and Their Adventures in Reading. (W.W. Norton, 2004) (ISBN: 0393325407) Edited by J. Peder Zane, includes an essay by Haven Kimmel, "The Most Familiar Book I Read: South of the Big Four, by Don Kurtz" (pp. 111-117).


Short Stories Poetry
    As Haven Koontz
  • "Purity of Heart." The Hopewell Review, 7 (1995), 102.
  • "It." The Hopewell Review, 6 (1994), 107.
  • "Echo or Loss." The Hopewell Review, 6 (1994), 106.
  • "A Crown of Letters to Pancho, After the Fact (Excerpt)." The Hopewell Review, 5 (1993), 7.
  • "The Need for Change." The Hopewell Review, 5 (1993), 6.
  • "Heartland." The Sycamore Review, 4.2 (1992), 24-25.
  • "The Configuration of Small Deaths." The Hopewell Review, 3 (1991), 22.
  • "Woodsmoke on My Hands." Yellow Silk, 29 (Spring 1989), 40-41.
  • "My Daughter Cannot Stand to See Me Cry." Ball State University Forum, 29:4 (Autumn 1988), 6-7.

Book reviews

Notes
  • Page counts above come from actual copies, and often differ from those reported in Books In Print.

Cover images courtesy of the linked vendors. Last updated October 2005. Please send additions and corrections to info [at] PurityOfHeart [dot] org .
Couch US HC

SR(LS) US HC

SR(LS) UK TPB





SR(LS) Dutch TPB

Orville

Solace US HC

Solace US TPB



Solace French

Solace UK HC

Solace UK TPB

Zippy US HC

Zippy US TPB

Zippy Today Show TPB

Zippy Lg Print HC

Zippy audio ed

Zippy UK A TPB

Zippy UK B TPB

KtB US HC

Zane US TPB

   

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