When her iconic novel Baker Towers was published in 2005, it was hailed as a modern classic. 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. A young woman glimpses a world both strange and familiar when she becomes a live-in maid for a Jewish family in New York City. A long-absent brother makes a sudden and tragic homecoming. A solitary middle-aged woman tastes unexpected love when a young man returns to town. With a revolving cast of characters - many familiar to fans of Baker Towers - these stories explore how our roots, the families and places in which we are raised, shape the people we eventually become.
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by Jennifer Haigh
by Jamie Langston Turner
by Coleen Salley
by Charlene Baumbich
by Darnell Arnoult
by Lee Merrill Byrd
by Ann B. Ross
by Karen Witemeyer
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