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Baker Towers

(2005)
(A book in the Bakerton Stories series)
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Jennifer Haigh's second novel is an intimate portrait of love and family, which will appeal to fans of Anne Tyler and Carol Shields. Stanley Novak is a first-generation Polish immigrant. Seeking a better life, he settles in Bakerton and finds work in the booming local mine. He meets and marries Rose, a shy, beautiful Italian girl. They move to a mine-owned house in an area of town known as Polish Hill, teeming with immigrants from all over Europe, all chasing the American Dream. Five children follow for the Novaks. The Novak children belong to what will someday be known as the Greatest Generation, but for now, they are just trying to find their identities in a vastly changing world. The five children could not be more different. The eldest, George, avoids signing up but is drafted to the Pacific when America joins the war. He comes home determined to leave Bakerton behind, but finds it much more difficult the second time around. Dorothy is a fragile and naive girl, who finds it hard to cope with her desk job in Washington. Joyce, fiercely intelligent, must hold the family together and remains bitterly aware of the life that she could have had. Sandy, the youngest boy, swans through life with his movie-star looks, never taking responsibility for his actions. And Lucy, the youngest, must find her own path in the shadow of her formidable siblings. Haigh gives us a beautiful snapshot of a small town -- of company houses and union squabbles; the boom and bust of the post-war years; the immigrant neighbourhoods of Swedetown, Little Italy and Polish Hill; the miners, undertakers, soldiers, firemen and housewives who populate the town and bring it to life.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

October 2008 : USA Library Binding

Title: Baker Towers
Author(s): Jennifer Haigh
ISBN: 1-4395-6615-1 / 978-1-4395-6615-2 (USA edition)
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March 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: Baker Towers
Author(s): Jennifer Haigh
ISBN: 1-84617-209-8 / 978-1-84617-209-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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March 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Baker Towers
Author(s): Jennifer Haigh
ISBN: 0-7862-7352-6 / 978-0-7862-7352-2 (USA edition)
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January 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Baker Towers
Author(s): Jennifer Haigh
ISBN: 0-06-050941-4 / 978-0-06-050941-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Paperback Editions

January 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Baker Towers: A Novel
Author(s): Jennifer Haigh
ISBN: 0-06-226288-2 / 978-0-06-226288-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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February 2006 : Paperback
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Title: Baker Towers (Harper Perennial) (P.S. P.S.) [ BAKER TOWERS (HARPER PERENNIAL) (P.S. P.S.) ] By Haigh, Jennifer ( Author )Feb-01-2006 Paperback
Author(s): Jennifer Haigh
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December 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Baker Towers: A Novel
Author(s): Jennifer Haigh
ISBN: 0-06-050942-2 / 978-0-06-050942-2 (USA edition)
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April 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Baker Towers
Author(s): Jennifer Haigh
ISBN: 0-00-720158-3 / 978-0-00-720158-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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March 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Baker Towers
Author(s): Jennifer Haigh
ISBN: 0-00-715087-3 / 978-0-00-715087-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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January 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Baker Towers
Author(s): Jennifer Haigh
ISBN: 0-06-078724-4 / 978-0-06-078724-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Audio Editions

March 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Baker Towers
Author(s): Jennifer Haigh
ISBN: 1-5385-9001-8 / 978-1-5385-9001-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins and Blackstone Audio
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March 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Baker Towers Lib/E
Author(s): Jennifer Haigh
ISBN: 1-5385-9000-X / 978-1-5385-9000-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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March 2018 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Baker Towers
Author(s): Jennifer Haigh
ISBN: 1-5385-9002-6 / 978-1-5385-9002-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins and Blackstone Audio
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January 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Baker Towers
Author(s): Jennifer Haigh
ISBN: 0-7927-3448-3 / 978-0-7927-3448-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audiogo
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January 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Baker Towers CD: A Novel
Author(s): Jennifer Haigh
ISBN: 0-06-075950-X / 978-0-06-075950-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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January 2005 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Baker Towers (Home Repair Is Homicide Mysteries (Audio))
Author(s): Jennifer Haigh
ISBN: 0-7927-3469-6 / 978-0-7927-3469-7 (USA edition)
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January 2005 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Baker Towers
Author(s): Jennifer Haigh
ISBN: 0-7927-3447-5 / 978-0-7927-3447-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chivers Sound Library
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December 2004 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Baker Towers
Author(s): Jennifer Haigh
Publisher: HarperAudio
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December 2004 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Baker Towers
Author(s): Jennifer Haigh
Publisher: HarperAudio
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December 2004 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Baker Towers
Author(s): Jennifer Haigh
Publisher: HarperAudio
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December 2004 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Baker Towers
Author(s): Jennifer Haigh
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Kindle Editions

March 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Baker Towers: A Novel
Author(s): Jennifer Haigh
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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