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News from Heaven: The Bakerton Stories

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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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36 out of 64 people found this review helpful.

Terrible

Dont waste your money

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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 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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    Posted February 19, 2013

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