Hopwood County

3 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 77 ratings

Something Rising (Light and Swift) 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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  • Book 1

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  • Book 2

    • Something Rising (Light and Swift)

    • By: Haven Kimmel
    • Narrated by: Chelsey Rives
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Cassie Claiborne's world is riddled with problems beyond her control: her hard-living father has another wife; her stoic, long-suffering mother is incapable of moving herself mentally away from the kitchen window; 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Everything about this is outstanding

    • By Elizabeth on 05-15-05

    Regular price: $23.07

  • Book 3

    • The Used World

    • By: Haven Kimmel
    • Narrated by: C. J. Critt
    • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    The Used World Emporium is the sprawling antique store where Hazel, Claudia, and Rebekah pass their days surrounded by dusty furniture, cast-off clothes, and ancient housewares. But with the unexpected arrival of two babies and the unfolding of not one but three love stories, each spanning generations, their formerly used world becomes new again.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Just...Okay.

    • By Pamela Harvey on 12-11-07

    Regular price: $20.72