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    • Baker Towers

    • By: Jennifer Haigh
    • Narrated by: Anna Fields
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23

    In a stunning follow-up to her best-selling debut, Mrs. Kimble, Jennifer Haigh returns with Baker Towers, a compelling story of love and loss in a western Pennsylvania mining town in the years after World War II.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Good Family Saga

    • By Dawn on 05-25-05

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Mrs. Kimble

    • By: Jennifer Haigh
    • Narrated by: Martha Plimpton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    A captivating exploration of human love, marriage, and the illusions upon which it is founded, Mrs. Kimble presents a fascinating psychological portrait of a mesmerizing opportunist and the women who believe in him. Beautifully wrought, stunningly original, Jennifer Haigh's sparkling debut marks the arrival of a remarkable new talent.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable and interesting

    • By barbara on 01-21-09

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Heat and Light

    • A Novel
    • By: Jennifer Haigh
    • Narrated by: Michael Rahhal, Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 96

    Forty years ago, Bakerton coal fueled the country. Then the mines closed, and the town wore away like a bar of soap. Now Bakerton has been granted a surprise third act: It sits squarely atop the Marcellus Shale, a massive deposit of natural gas. To drill or not to drill? Prison guard Rich Devlin leases his mineral rights to finance his dream of farming. He doesn't count on the truck traffic and nonstop noise, his brother's skepticism, or the paranoia of his wife, Shelby, who insists the water smells strange and is poisoning their frail daughter.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Sigh

    • By Susan Gardner Bowers on 07-10-16

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Condition

    • By: Jennifer Haigh
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 404
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 178

    The Condition tells the story of the McKotches, a proper New England family that comes apart during one fateful summer. One day on the beach, Frank McKotch is struck by an image he cannot forget: his 13-year-old daughter, Gwen, strangely infantile in her child-sized bikini, standing a full head shorter than her younger cousin Charlotte. At that moment, he knows a truth that he can never again unknow: something is terribly wrong with his only daughter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome read

    • By Pamela Harvey on 07-26-08

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Faith

    • By: Jennifer Haigh
    • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 194
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 148

    It is the spring of 2002, and a perfect storm has hit Boston. Across the city's archdiocese, trusted priests have been accused of the worst possible betrayal of the souls in their care. In Faith, Jennifer Haigh explores the fallout for one devout family, the McGanns. Estranged for years from her difficult and demanding relatives, Sheila McGann has remained close to her older brother, Art, the popular, dynamic pastor of a large suburban parish. When Art finds himself at the center of the maelstrom, Sheila returns to Boston, ready to fight for him and his reputation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stick with it, especially if you've been Catholic

    • By Monica on 01-12-12

    Regular price: $28.51

    • News from Heaven

    • The Bakerton Stories
    • By: Jennifer Haigh
    • Narrated by: Therese Plummer, Alexander Cendese, Cynthia Darlow, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    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. A young woman glimpses a world both strange and familiar when she becomes a live-in maid for a Jewish family in New York City. A long-absent brother makes a sudden and tragic homecoming.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Poignant short stories

    • By RueRue on 01-25-15

    Regular price: $25.09