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Jennifer Haigh

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Jennifer Haigh is an American novelist and short story writer. Her most recent novel, HEAT AND LIGHT, looks at a Pennsylvania town divided by the controversy over fracking, and was named a Best Book of 2016 by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and NPR. Her earlier novel, FAITH, about a beloved Boston priest accused of a molesting a child in his parish, explores the consequences of this accusation for an entire community.

Haigh's critically acclaimed debut novel MRS. KIMBLE won the 2004 PEN/Hemingway Award for first fiction. Later books include the New York Times bestseller THE CONDITION; BAKER TOWERS, winner of the 2006 PEN/L. L. Winship Award for outstanding book by a New England author; and the short story c

November readings from HEAT AND LIGHT

In the coming month I'll be reading and signing HEAT AND LIGHT in Boston, Cambridge, Austin and Miami. Click for details:
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Average rating: 3.7 · 45,882 ratings · 6,300 reviews · 24 distinct worksSimilar authors

3.85 avg rating — 13,142 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Mrs. Kimble

3.65 avg rating — 9,358 ratings — published 2003 — 37 editions
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The Condition

3.52 avg rating — 9,453 ratings — published 2008 — 34 editions
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Baker Towers

3.73 avg rating — 4,380 ratings — published 2004 — 35 editions
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Heat & Light

3.74 avg rating — 3,657 ratings — published 2016 — 5 editions
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Zenith Man

3.51 avg rating — 2,004 ratings — published 2019 — 3 editions
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News from Heaven: The Baker...

3.85 avg rating — 1,610 ratings — published 2013 — 8 editions
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The Boy Vanishes

3.44 avg rating — 223 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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Beast and Bird

3.81 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions
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“It was a lesson most people learned much earlier; that even friendship could have an undisclosed shelf life. That loyalty and affection, so consuming and powerful, could dissipate like fog.”
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“I wanted only a familiar voice, someone who knew me. Not some earlier, larval version of myself. . .”
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July's genre is general/literary fiction and since it's summer, I thought we would read women's fiction with a bit of a lighter fare. This poll will end on June 10th.

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg Fannie Flagg
  3 votes, 50.0%

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells Rebecca Wells
  2 votes, 33.3%

Songs Without Words Songs Without Words by Ann Packer Ann Packer
  1 vote, 16.7%

Garden Spells Garden Spells (Waverley Family, #1) by Sarah Addison Allen Sarah Addison Allen
  0 votes, 0.0%

If You Could See Me Now If You Could See Me Now by Cecelia Ahern Cecelia Ahern
  0 votes, 0.0%

Mrs Kimble Mrs. Kimble by Jennifer Haigh Jennifer Haigh
  0 votes, 0.0%


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Jennifer Haigh Hi Pamela! Glad to be connected. :)

Pamela Hey Jennifer...Thanks for accepting my friend request.

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