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News from Heaven: The Bakerton Stories

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

29 out of 39 people found this review helpful.

Haigh¿s stories focus on the longings, loves, disappointments, a

Haigh’s stories focus on the longings, loves, disappointments, and small consolations shaping the lives of the inhabitants of a declining coal mining town.  Her writing has a lovely simplicity, foregoing any fussy, pretentious wordplay at odds with unadorned, small-town...
Haigh’s stories focus on the longings, loves, disappointments, and small consolations shaping the lives of the inhabitants of a declining coal mining town.  Her writing has a lovely simplicity, foregoing any fussy, pretentious wordplay at odds with unadorned, small-town Bakerton. The stories are loosely interconnected less by plot than by family ties, spanning several generations, and by the common theme of Bakerton’s power to inspire both escape and rootedness, often all within the same person. While melancholic at times, the stories are not melodramatic, and the characters are intriguing enough to hold the reader’s interest from start to finish.  

posted by redwingsLM on February 22, 2013

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Most Helpful Critical Review

36 out of 64 people found this review helpful.

Terrible

Dont waste your money

posted by gkasler on February 15, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2013

    Terrible

    Dont waste your money

    36 out of 64 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 22, 2013

    Haigh¿s stories focus on the longings, loves, disappointments, a

    Haigh’s stories focus on the longings, loves, disappointments, and small consolations shaping the lives of the inhabitants of a declining coal mining town.  Her writing has a lovely simplicity, foregoing any fussy, pretentious wordplay at odds with unadorned, small-town Bakerton. The stories are loosely interconnected less by plot than by family ties, spanning several generations, and by the common theme of Bakerton’s power to inspire both escape and rootedness, often all within the same person. While melancholic at times, the stories are not melodramatic, and the characters are intriguing enough to hold the reader’s interest from start to finish.  

    29 out of 39 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2013

    News From Heaven

    There is a God, there is a Heaven

    15 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2013

    Small Town Truth Teaches About Our Hidden Histories

    This collection of short stories, each of which can stand on its own, weave together in surprising and unpredictable ways, inviting the reader to reflect on how lives interact and comnect with one another over the course of collective life spans. Story by story the reader learns that life is brief, dependent on one another, and influenced by those we know, those we don't know, those we think we "know", and those who have gone before us.

    The lives of the characters, graciously and gently described, giving value to each one, will teach you to be kind to yourself. That is the news from heaven.

    13 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2013

    Great book

    Must read if you read Baker Towers

    12 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2013

    Good stories

    Though the stories Jennifer Haight lack joy they are well written and genuine. Read them.

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2013

    DUMB

    No way would I recommend this book. Plot is trite and the wriylting is subpar. Don't waste your time or money.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    Sounds interesting

    I am now trying the free sample.I will tell you if it is good when I am done.

    3 out of 51 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2014

    Follow Up to Baker Falls

    I love the original book about Baker Falls. Ms. Haigh writes with such insight to people. Highly recommend if you read the first book. I lived in a town very similar to Baker Falls in Pennsylvania and recognize so many of the characters. Great book.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2014

    Depressive

    Title and reviews suggested these were in the spiritual genre or romance someone prays between receipes combo. dank and gloom combo no relief by humor

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2013

    Not every book is a classic read the editoriial reviews and the blurbs then the reviews and in doubt the sample page

    If still in doubt if it would please borrow from the library on nook or a hard civer from your library through systems i can only aford to buy what i might want to reread. I buy the complete works of famous authors and often 3/4 of their works are dated boring abd repetitive e g every one dying of tb or typhoid in other words grow up stop whining. I am mom and I am 86 years old.

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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