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News from Heaven

The Bakerton Stories

by Jennifer Haigh

News from Heaven by Jennifer Haigh
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  • Published in USA  Jan 2013
    256 pages
    Genre: Short Stories & Essays

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Power Reviewer Diane S. (01/27/13)

News from Heaven
These are blue collared short stories, the lives of working men and woman, all set in the mining town of Bakerton. It is helpful but not necessary to have read book:Baker Towers|72876, many of the characters are here in these short stories. Stories that span the time frame of the beginning of the mines operations. the dying of the mines and the slow death of a town, which at one time had employed over nine-hundred men. It is the story of those who went away, some successful, others who were not and came back. A nostalgic look at a community long gone, who once lived in company housing and shopped in company stores. A community who married in VFW halls, and helped each other out, a community that knew each others neighbors, which was sometimes good and sometimes not. I loved this grouping of stories, they are real, they have life.
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