News from heaven : the Bakerton stories / Jennifer Haigh.
Author: Haigh, Jennifer, 1968-
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2013.
ISBN: 9780060889647 (hbk.)
Description: 244 p. ; 24 cm.
Subject: Short stories.
Contents: Beast and bird -- Something sweet -- Broken star -- A place in the sun -- To the stars -- Thrift -- Favorite son -- The bottome of things -- What remains -- Desiderata.
Summary: 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.