Books by Jennifer Haigh

HEAT AND LIGHT by Jennifer Haigh
Released: May 3, 2016

"This ambitious but flawed attempt at a 21st-century Dickensian novel shows how difficult it is to write convincing polemical fiction."
Haigh, who wrote a morally complex, narrowly focused book about the hot-button issue of child molestation by Catholic priests in Faith (2011), takes a broader approach in this sprawling, thickly populated novel about fracking. Read full book review >
NEWS FROM HEAVEN by Jennifer Haigh
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Haigh's narratives are beautifully realized stories of heartbreak, of qualified love and of economic as well as personal depression."
Despite its treacly title, this collection of short stories shows depth, understanding and compassion rather than sentimentality. Read full book review >
FAITH by Jennifer Haigh
Released: May 10, 2011

"Haigh deals with complex moral issues in subtle ways, and her narrative is beautifully, sometimes achingly poignant."
A non-sensationalized novel about an inherently sensational event—the abuse of an 8-year-old boy by a priest. Read full book review >
THE CONDITION by Jennifer Haigh
Released: June 1, 2008

"After the lovely opening, filled with genuine insight and touching lyricism, Haigh overly orchestrates her characters' lives."
PEN/Hemingway Award winner Haigh's third novel (Baker Towers, 2005, etc.) focuses on the now disconnected members of a once close-knit New England family. Read full book review >
BAKER TOWERS by Jennifer Haigh
Released: Jan. 4, 2005

"Almost mythic in its ambition, somewhere between Oates and Updike country, and thoroughly satisfying."
An elegant, elegiac multigenerational saga about a small coal-mining community in western Pennsylvania that shows how talented she really is. Read full book review >
MRS. KIMBLE by Jennifer Haigh
Released: Feb. 18, 2003

"The measured prose and care for detail show a promising talent, but the overscripted characters' lives feel more literary than lived."
Haigh's perhaps too-carefully orchestrated debut tells the elusive story of one man from the perspectives of the three women he woos, marries, and disappoints. Read full book review >