Bakerton is a community of company houses and church festivals, of union squabbles and firemen's parades. Its neighborhoods include Little Italy, Swedetown, and Polish Hill. For its tight-knit citizens -- and the five children of the Novak family -- the 1940s will be a decade of excitement, tragedy, and stunning change. 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 to the men and women we now call the Greatest Generation. It is a feat of imagination from an extraordinary voice in American fiction, a writer of enormous power and skill.
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Although BAKER TOWERS sounds like it should be set in an upscale apartment complex or perhaps an exclusive prep school, it actually takes place in a less glamorous, but equally evocative, setting --- the small coal mining town of Bakerton, in western Pennsylvania.Jan 07 2011 | Read Full Review of Baker Towers
Set in the Pennsylvania coal-mining town of Bakerton in the years following WWII, Jennifer Haigh's appealing second novel Baker Towers concerns the fate of the Novak family.Jan 10 2005 | Read Full Review of Baker Towers
Women's lives are the subject of soul-searching novels by veteran authors Douglas Coupland, Jennifer Haigh and Jean Hanff Korelitz.| Read Full Review of Baker Towers
Sarah Cypher Critical Summary Haigh, author of the award-winning Mrs. Kimble ( 3 of 5 Stars May/June 2003) and the granddaughter of coal miners, grew up in a Pennsylvania mining town.Jan 17 2008 | Read Full Review of Baker Towers
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