Little Miseries: This Is Not a Story about My Childhood. a Novel.

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Delphinium Books
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6.3 X 8.8 X 1.6 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author
Kimberly Olson Fakih is the author of the novel Before Little Miseries, the children's books High on the Hog and Grandpa Putter & Granny Hoe, the lexicon Off the Clock, and a guide to funny books for kids called The Literature of Delight. Iowa-born, Minnesota-raised, and a permanent New Yorker, she worked in publishing for many years as a freelance reviewer and is currently a senior book review editor at School Library Journal.

"The book... shows how catastrophic the secret world of grown-ups can truly be on the delicate web that is a family... it shows Fakih as a gifted chronicler of children's helplessness and familial angst." -- Kirkus Reviews

"[In] this sharp depiction of a Midwestern girl's coming-of-age... Fakih's vivid depictions of Kimmy's adolescent dilemmas blend nostalgia for the period with a visceral sense of her protagonist's pain." -- Publishers Weekly

Praise for Kimberly Olson Fakih: "Fakih offers a refreshing and often humorous child's-eye view of the world..." -- School Library Journal

Praise for High on the Hog: "...Fakih's characters are leading fully examined (and discussed) lives; but though her narrative is leisurely, it holds interest with its unexpected flashes of humor and its engaging evocation of the Heartland and some of its sons and daughters, as well as the tantalizing mystery. A beautifully constructed book, rich in offbeat descriptions and exchanges that leave room for just the kind of serendipitous insights that 'GS'--who does turn up--extols." -- Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Grandpa Putter & Granny Hoe: "...It's all amusingly recorded in Fakih's briskly lilting narrative and neatly cadenced dialogue. ... meanwhile, the grands' bickering makes a comical stand-in for the more bitter conflicts children endure between parents or siblings." -- Kirkus Reviews