Search Results: "Jennifer Haigh"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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WHEN HISTORY IS BURIED ALONGSIDE THE BODIES
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham

Cover Story: Big Face Split Screen
BFF Charm: Yay
Swoonworthy Scale: 1
Talky Talk: She Said, He Said
Bonus Factors: Awesome Grownups
Relationship Status: So This Is Love

Cover Story: Big Face Split Screen

As a rule, I generally don’t like Big Face covers, and as with all rules, there are exceptions ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 1999

"Although the hardships are never glossed over, the design of the book has an antique charm, with photographs, ticket stubs, old handbills, maps, and journal excerpts. (glossary, further reading) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
This excellent, well-researched book offers a rare peek into a fascinating culture, history, and people, in portraits of eight intrepid children and their families during the Alaskan/Yukon Territory gold rush. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRANKIE THE BLANKIE by Jennifer Sattler
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"Why couldn't Doris have just kept Frankie as her beloved blankie? (Picture book. 3-5)"
Doris the gorilla tries to make others respect her attachment to her blankie. Read full book review >

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UH-OH, DODO! by Jennifer Sattler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A charming, cozy read-aloud with lots of visual interest. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A clueless little dodo stumbles into several adventures. Read full book review >

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A FUNNY LITTLE BIRD by Jennifer Yerkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"This highly original and thought-provoking picture book will appeal to the peek-a-boo sensibilities of the youngest readers and also have aesthetic appeal for parents. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The funny little white bird is almost invisible against his white background, unnoticed and, consequently, sad. Read full book review >