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Baker Towers

by Jennifer Haigh

Baker Towers by Jennifer Haigh X
Baker Towers by Jennifer Haigh
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  • First Published:
    Jan 2005, 352 pages

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    Dec 2005, 368 pages

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I basically enjoyed this book but I thought the ending somewhat sad. The characters are well defined but none of them seem very happy as they go through their lives. I might read another book by this author.
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A family...
The book takes place after WWII in Bakerton, Pennsylvania, a mining town. The Italian and Polish immigrant miners live within the company confines without much of a future. The Towers are two huge piles of mine waste that play a part in the background of the town’s story. We follow the five children of deceased Stanley Novak and his widow, Rose. The family comes and goes during the three decades of the story, each returning to the home periodically, some staying and a few living away.

I liked the book. Much is going on, yet the series of events are separate, holding interest until the very end.
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