Annotations for News from Heaven : The Bakerton Stories


Baker & Taylor
A series of interconnected stories portrays the close-knit coal mining town of Bakerton, Pennsylvania, exploring themes of regret, redemption, and acceptance.

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Baker & Taylor
Now, in this collection of interconnected short stories, Jennifer Haigh returns to the vividly imagined world of Bakerton, Pennsylvania, a coal mining town rocked by decades of painful transition. From its heyday during two World Wars through its slow decline, Bakerton is a town that refuses to give up gracefully, binding--sometimes cruelly - succeeding generations to the place that made them.

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Baker & Taylor
Portraying the close-knit community of Bakerton, Pennsylvania through a series of interconnected stories, the author, exploring themes of regret, redemption and acceptance, depicts unforgettable characters from different generations shaped by dreams and plagued by disappointments. 50,000 first printing.

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HARPERCOLL

In News from Heaven, Jennifer Haigh--bestselling author of Faith and The Condition--returns to the territory of her acclaimed novel Baker Towers with a collection of short stories set in and around the fictionalized coal-mining town of Bakerton, Pennsylvania.

Exploring themes of restlessness, regret, redemption and acceptance, Jennifer Haigh depicts men and women of different generations shaped by dreams and haunted by disappointments.

Janet Maslin of the New York Times has called Haigh's Bakerton stories "utterly, entrancingly alive on the page," comparable to Richard Russo's Empire Falls.



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