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Publisher's Summary

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.
©2004 Haven Kimmel; © and (P)2004 HighBridge Company
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Critic Reviews

"Gorgeously written and brilliantly conceived, Something Rises (Light and Swift) is touching and funny and warm and spirited." (Augusten Burroughs, author of Dry and Running with Scissors)
"Kimmel's latest is another winner." (Publishers Weekly)
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By Elizabeth on 05-15-05

Everything about this is outstanding

This was such a pleasure from start to finish. The story is terrific and the writing is beautiful and rare. I'm so glad I listened to it instead of reading it because Chelsey Rives is by far the best reader I've heard to date. The only disappointment was that it had to end.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful


By P. Chavez on 12-08-06

Not Zippy

I liked this book, but I loved a "A Girl Named Zippy".

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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