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Baker towers: a novel

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In a stunning follow-up to her bestselling 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.Born and raised on Bakerton's Polish Hill, the five Novak children come of age during wartime, a thrilling era when the world seems on the verge of changing forever. The oldest, Georgie, serves on a minesweeper in the South Pacific and glimpses life beyond Bakerton, a promising future he is determined to secure at all costs. His sister Dorothy takes a job in Washington, D.C., and finds she is unprepared for city life. Brilliant Joyce becomes the family's keystone, bitterly aware of the opportunities she might have had elsewhere. Sandy sails through life on his looks and charm, and Lucy, the volatile baby, devours the family's attention and develops a bottomless appetite for love.Baker Towers is a family saga and a love story, a hymn to a time and place long gone, to America's industrial past and the men and women we now call the Greatest Generation. This is a feat of imagination from an extraordinary new voice in American fiction, a writer of enormous power and skill.Performed by Anna Fields
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ISBN:
9780060509422
9780060509415
9780792744238
Reading Level:
UG
Level 4.8, 12 Points
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For the people of Bakerton, and the five children of the Novak family, the years after World War II will alter their lives in unforeseen and irrevocable ways. Dorothy is a fragile beauty hooked on romance. Brilliant Joyce, the family's keystone, is bitterly aware of the life she might have had elsewhere. Sandy, the youngest boy, sails through life on looks and charm. George, the veteran, is driven to escape the life he was born to through selfishness and hard work. And Lucy, the volatile baby, is a confused girl with a voracious need for love. Both a family saga and a love letter to a time and place long past, Baker Towers is a feat of imagination from a writer of enormous power and skill.

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subject_facet City and town life -- Fiction, Coal mines and mining -- Fiction, Pennsylvania -- Fiction
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