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Baker Towers, Jennifer Haigh

Label
Baker Towers
Title
Baker Towers
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Haigh
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a stunning follow-up to her best-selling debut, Mrs. Kimble, Jennifer Haigh′s second novel, BAKER TOWERS, is a compelling story of love and loss in a western Pennsylvania mining town in the years after World War II. Bakerton is a company town, built on coal; a town of church festivals and ethnic neighborhoods, hunters′ breakfasts and firemen′s parades. Its children are raised in company houses - three rooms upstairs, three rooms down. Its ball club leads the coal company league. The twelve Baker mines offer good union jobs, and the looming black piles of mine dirt don′t bother anyone. Called Baker Towers, they are local landmarks, clear evidence that the mines are booming. Baker Towers mean good wages and meat on the table, two weeks′ paid vacation and presents under the Christmas tree. The mines were not named for Bakerton; Bakerton was named for the mines. This is an important distinction. It explains the order of things. Born and raised on Bakerton′s Polish Hill, the five Novak children come of age in wartime, a thrilling moment when the world seems on the verge of changing forever. The oldest, Georgie, serves on a mine sweeper in the South Pacific and glimpses life beyond Bakerton, a promising future he is determined to secure at all costs. His sister Dorothy, a fragile beauty, takes a wartime job in Washington D.C. and finds herself unprepared for city life. Brilliant Joyce longs to devote herself to something of consequence but instead becomes the family′s keystone, bitterly aware of the opportunities she might have had elsewhere. Her brother Sandy sails through life on looks and charm, and Lucy, the volatile baby, devours the family′s attention and develops a bottomless appetite for love. BAKER TOWERS is a family saga and a love story, a hymn to a time and place long gone, to America′s industrial past and the men and women we now call the Greatest Generation. This is a feat of imagination from an extraordinary new voice in American fiction, a writer of enormous power and skill. -- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CPL
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1968-
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Haigh, Jennifer
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.A544
LC item number
B34 2013
Literary form
fiction
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1968-
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Haigh, Jennifer
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  • Brothers and sisters
  • Families
  • Coal mines and mining
  • City and town life
  • Pennsylvania
  • Nineteen forties
  • Brothers and sisters
  • City and town life
  • Coal mines and mining
  • Families
  • Nineteen forties
  • Pennsylvania
Label
Baker Towers, Jennifer Haigh
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Includes Favorite son, a short story originally published in 2013 in the author's News from heaven : the Bakerton stories
  • "P.S. insights, interviews & more ..."--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn830395238
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
334, 20 pages
Isbn
9780062262882
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062262882
  • (OCoLC)830395238
Label
Baker Towers, Jennifer Haigh
Publication
Note
  • Includes Favorite son, a short story originally published in 2013 in the author's News from heaven : the Bakerton stories
  • "P.S. insights, interviews & more ..."--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn830395238
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
334, 20 pages
Isbn
9780062262882
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062262882
  • (OCoLC)830395238

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