News From Heaven
The Bakerton StoriesDownloadable Audiobook - 2013 | Unabridged
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.
Publisher: [United States] : Dreamscape Media, LLC : Made available through hoopla, 2013
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 44 min.)) : digital