Search Results: "Jennifer Haigh"


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NEWS FROM HEAVEN by Jennifer Haigh
FICTION & LITERATURE
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 >

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BAKER TOWERS by Jennifer Haigh
FICTION & LITERATURE
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 >

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HEAT AND LIGHT by Jennifer Haigh
FICTION & LITERATURE
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 >

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FAITH by Jennifer Haigh
FICTION & LITERATURE
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 >

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THE CONDITION by Jennifer Haigh
FICTION & LITERATURE
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 >

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MRS. KIMBLE by Jennifer Haigh
FICTION & LITERATURE
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 >

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JENNIFER MURDLEY'S TOAD by Bruce Coville
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Snagged immediately with ``If Jennifer Murdley hadn't been forced to wear her brother's underpants to school, the whole thing might never have happened,'' readers will find this latest escapade featuring Mr. S. H. Elives and his quirky magic-shop endlessly funny. Read full book review >

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JENNIFER GOVERNMENT by Max Barry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"It's Catch-22 by way of The Matrix."
Bubblegum pop-future comedy in which corporations go to war like feudal fiefdoms. Read full book review >

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JENNIFER, TOO by Juanita Havill
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1994

"The perky, realistic dialogue, lively b&w art, and assertive protagonist will all appeal to other young feminists, and to boys with older sibs, too. (Fiction. 7-10)"
The author of the popular Jamaica books offers three easy chapters about a cheerful child edging her way into her big brother's games with his friends. Read full book review >

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JENNIFER, GWYNETH & ME by Rachel Bertsche
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2014

"A gratuitous work of celebrity worship."
One writer's attempt to "celebrify" her life by following the examples of today's leading ladies in pop culture. Read full book review >

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WHAT JENNIFER SAW by Hal Schweig
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 7, 2013

"A gripping tale of suspense, family dynamics and trauma's fallout."
Schweig's debut novel is a psychological murder mystery that traces the undoing of a family after tragedy strikes. Read full book review >

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WHATEVER HAPPENED TO JENNIFER STEELE? by Jean Ruryk
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 8, 1996

"Cat's thin but entertaining second outing (Chicken Little Was Right, 1994, not reviewed) is full of heartwarming recoveries, dead-ended subplots, alarums and excursions—just not much mystery or detection."
Everybody hopes to find treasures among the trash in antique shops, but furniture restorer Catherine Wilde hits the jackpot at Canterbury House: a bag lady who turns out to be Jennifer Steele, onetime TV actress and childhood friend of Cat's late daughter Laurie. Read full book review >