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News from Heaven
News from Heaven: The Bakerton Stories | Jennifer Haigh
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In News from Heaven, Jennifer Haighbestselling author of Faith and The Conditionreturns 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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SqueakyChu
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I‘d never heard of this author before, but I went searching for books in my public library about coal mining towns in Pennsylvania. That led me to finding this book of short stories. After I read the first story, I was hooked. What beautiful writing! For sure I‘ll like what will follow.

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rachellayown
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To be honest this book was probably closer to a 'so-so' than a 'pick,' but I'm still riding on the excitement of my class with Jennifer Haigh, so I'm rounding up because she's super smart and talented and such a delightful person. My favorite takeaway from the class: find your "scripture" i.e. 1-3 books you admire that you'll turn to when you're stuck with your writing. I loved listening to her talk about books! My TBR has once again expanded!

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GregZimmerman
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Halfway through this. Really great. Jennifer Haigh is quickly becoming one of my favorite writers. (This is the second of her "Bakerton trilogy." Baker Towers is first. Heat and Light is third.)

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