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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,904 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jennifer Haigh Narrator: Anna Fields Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In a stunning follow-up to her best-selling debut, Mrs. Kimble, Jennifer Haigh returns with Baker Towers, a compelling story of love and loss in a western Pennsylvania mining town in the years after World War II.

Born and raised on Bakerton's Polish Hill, the five Novak children come of age during wartime, a thrilling era when the world seems on the verge of changing forever. The oldest, Georgie, serves on a minesweeper in the South Pacific and glimpses life beyond Bakerton, a promising future he is determined to secure at all costs. His sister Dorothy takes a job in Washington, D.C., and finds she is unprepared for city life. Brilliant Joyce becomes the family's keystone, bitterly aware of the opportunities she might have had elsewhere. Sandy sails through life on his 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.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Amy | 2/19/2014

    " This is Western Pennsylvania historical fiction :) I loved it because there are so many similarities to my family and my childhood. Loved the characters and I like how the author told part of the story through each of the characters. I enjoyed Jennifer Haigh's book Faith last year and I didn't know that she was a daughter of Polish immigrants that came to work in the coal mines and steel mills. I can't wait to read more from her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Dee | 2/14/2014

    " I read this for a book group. It was a story of a family growing up in a mining town in Pennsylvania. We really enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kkop12 | 2/12/2014

    " I liked this book enough that I stuck with it and looked forward to finding out what would happen to each of the characters. But in the end I found that I was left feeling that some of the characters were underdeveloped. I wanted more. I liked how the author let you live inside each of the characters for a brief amount of time, but again I didn't feel like it was enough time. The story begins with the father dying. He is one voice I missed in this story. The setting was interesting to me and I felt that I really got a clear picture of a mining town in Pennsylvania. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lisa | 2/10/2014

    " Enjoyable read. The different cultures and characters of this mining town kept my interest throughout. "

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