News from Heaven :
The bestselling author of Faith and The Condition, Jennifer Haigh returns with a collection of unforgettable short stories centered around the vividly imagined world of Bakerton, Pennsylvania--the setting of her beloved novel Baker Towers--a coal-mining town rocked by decades of painful transition. From its heyday during two world wars through its slow decline, Bakerton is a town that refuses to give up gracefully, binding succeeding generations to the place that made them. With a revolving cast of characters, these stories explore how our roots, the families and places in which we are raised, shape the people we eventually become.
News from Heaven looks unflinchingly at the conflicting human desires for escape and for connection, and explores the enduring hold of home.