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Critically-acclaimed novelist Jennifer Haigh to visit

Event Details

Start Date:  February 19, 2013
Start Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: John F. Kennedy Student Center lounge

Jenifer Haigh
Photograph courtesy of Sharona Jacobs
News From Heaven by Jennifer Haigh


Critically-acclaimed novelist Jennifer Haigh will visit Saint Francis on Tuesday, February 19, at 8 p.m. in the John F. Kennedy Student Center lounge. Haigh will be reading from her latest book of short stories, News from Heaven. A reception and book signing will follow. This event is open to the public and free.

Haigh was born in Barnesboro, Pa., the granddaughter of a coal miner. Her latest collection of short stories and her 2005 novel Baker Towers take her back to her life in west-central Pennsylvania as they chronicle life in Bakerton, PA, a coal-mining company town that went from booming prosperity to sharp decline.

All of the stories in News from Heaven revisit coal country, spanning about half a century to show how much the place has changed. The book was recently featured in the New York Times, receiving a glowing review.

“An Evening with Jennifer Haigh” at Saint Francis was made possible through a generous donation from Richard and Barbara Gengenbach. Learn more about the School of Arts & Letters.


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