Baker Towers

A Novel

Author: Jennifer Haigh

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061738662

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Bakerton is a community of company houses and church festivals, of union squabbles and firemen's parades. Its neighborhoods include Little Italy, Swedetown, and Polish Hill. For its tight-knit citizens -- and the five children of the Novak family -- the 1940s will be a decade of excitement, tragedy, and stunning change. Baker Towers is a family saga and a love story, a hymn to a time and place long gone, to America's industrial past, and to the men and women we now call the Greatest Generation. It is a feat of imagination from an extraordinary voice in American fiction, a writer of enormous power and skill.

Baker Towers

A Novel

Author: Jennifer Haigh

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060509414

Category: Fiction

Page: 334

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The author of "Mrs. Kimble" returns with an emotionally rich and evocative exploration of community, love, and family set in a western Pennsylvania coal town in the years following World War II.

Baker Towers

A Novel

Author: Jennifer Haigh

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060509422

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Bakerton is a community of company houses and church festivals, of union squabbles and firemen's parades. Its neighborhoods include Little Italy, Swedetown, and Polish Hill. For its tight-knit citizens -- and the five children of the Novak family -- the 1940s will be a decade of excitement, tragedy, and stunning change. Baker Towers is a family saga and a love story, a hymn to a time and place long gone, to America's industrial past, and to the men and women we now call the Greatest Generation. It is a feat of imagination from an extraordinary voice in American fiction, a writer of enormous power and skill.

Heat and Light

A Novel

Author: Jennifer Haigh

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062199080

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Haigh returns to the Pennsylvania town at the center of her iconic novel Baker Towers in this ambitious, achingly human story of modern America and the conflicting forces at its heart—a bold, moving drama of hope and desperation, greed and power, big business and small-town families. Forty years ago, Bakerton coal fueled the country. Then the mines closed, and the town wore away like a bar of soap. Now Bakerton has been granted a surprise third act: it sits squarely atop the Marcellus Shale, a massive deposit of natural gas. To drill or not to drill? Prison guard Rich Devlin leases his mineral rights to finance his dream of farming. He doesn’t count on the truck traffic and nonstop noise, his brother’s skepticism or the paranoia of his wife, Shelby, who insists the water smells strange and is poisoning their frail daughter. Meanwhile his neighbors, organic dairy farmers Mack and Rena, hold out against the drilling—until a passionate environmental activist disrupts their lives. Told through a cast of characters whose lives are increasingly bound by the opposing interests that underpin the national debate, Heat and Light depicts a community blessed and cursed by its natural resources. Soaring and ambitious, it zooms from drill rig to shareholders’ meeting to the Three Mile Island nuclear reactor to the ruined landscape of the “strippins,” haunting reminders of Pennsylvania’s past energy booms. This is a dispatch from a forgotten America—a work of searing moral clarity from one of the finest writers of her generation, a courageous and necessary book.

News from Heaven

The Bakerton Stories

Author: Jennifer Haigh

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062097385

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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In News from Heaven, Jennifer Haigh—bestselling author of Faith and The Condition—returns to the territory of her acclaimed novel Baker Towers with a collection of short stories set in and around the fictionalized coal-mining town of Bakerton, Pennsylvania. Exploring themes of restlessness, regret, redemption and acceptance, Jennifer Haigh depicts men and women of different generations shaped by dreams and haunted by disappointments. Janet Maslin of the New York Times has called Haigh's Bakerton stories "utterly, entrancingly alive on the page," comparable to Richard Russo's Empire Falls.

Sharn

City of Towers

Author: Keith Baker,James Wyatt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780786934348

Category: Games

Page: 192

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This first source book detailing the central metropolis of the Eberron campaign setting will give Dungeon Masters a wealth of information on running campaigns in Sharn, and adventure hooks are provided for immediate Dungeons and Dragons gameplay.

City of Towers

The Dreaming Dark

Author: Keith Baker

Publisher: Wizards of the Coast

ISBN: 0786956593

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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The City of Towers launches a brand new novel line set in the world of Eberron, Wizards of the Coast’s newest D&D® campaign setting. Author Keith Baker’s proposal for the exciting world of Eberron was chosen from 11,000 submissions, and he is the co-author of the Eberron Campaign Setting, the RPG product that launched the setting. The Eberron world will continue to grow through new roleplaying game products, novels, miniatures, and electronic games. AUTHOR BIO: Keith Baker is a freelance writer and game designer. In 2003 his proposal for the world of Eberron was selected as the winner in the Wizards of the Coast fantasy setting search. From the Paperback edition.

Mrs. Kimble

Author: Jennifer Haigh

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061749850

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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“Beautiful, devastating and complex.” —Chicago Tribune The award-winning debut novel from Jennifer Haigh, author of BakerTowers, The Condition, and Faith, tells the story of Birdie, Joan,and Dinah, three women who marry the same charismatic, predatory, and enigmaticopportunist: Ken Kimble. Resonating with emotional intensity and narrativeinnovation reminiscent of Ann Patchett’s Bel Canto, Barbara Kingsolver’s The Poisonwood Bible, and Zora Neale Hurston’s TheirEyes Were Watching God, Haigh’s Mrs. Kimble is a timeless story ofgrief, passion, heartache, deception, and the complex riddle of love.

Return from Tomorrow

Author: George G. Ritchie,Elizabeth Sherrill

Publisher: Chosen Books

ISBN: 1441200088

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

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At the age of twenty, George Ritchie died in an Army hospital. Nine minutes later, he returned to life. What happened to him during those minutes was so compelling that it changed his life forever. In Return from Tomorrow, Ritchie tells of his transforming encounter with the Son of God, who led him to encounters with other nonphysical beings at the very doorway of eternity. Ritchie's extraordinary experience not only altered his view of eternity, but it has also altered the lives of hundreds of thousands of readers. One of the most startling and hopeful descriptions of the realm beyond, this classic will inspire readers from all walks of life. It includes a brand-new preface from Elizabeth Sherrill.

102 Minutes

The Unforgettable Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers

Author: Jim Dwyer,Kevin Flynn

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0805094210

Category: History

Page: 400

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Traces the hours following the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center to reveal the first-hand experiences of survivors, in a volume that draws on oral reports, e-mails, radio transcripts, and cell-phone conversations.

Cooling Tower Performance

Author: Donald Baker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780820603001

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 442

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This classic reference begins with a brief review of the origins and early history of cooling towers and finally brings together the variety of terms in the industry into a uniform system of terminology. Facts accumulated as a result of laboratory testing together with full-scale tests in the field provide the basis for the methods described in the book. Provides easy to use combination of steps in which to incorporate the Merkel theory. English-American units of measure are used in the examples with metric equivalents shown in parentheses. Appendices contain tables of appropriate constants and conversion factors for use with SI. This guide is of great benefit to cooling tower users, operators and plant designers.

The Fading Dream

Thorn of Breland

Author: Keith Baker

Publisher: Wizards of the Coast

ISBN: 0786958073

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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The award-winning creator of Eberron® infiltrates the magical cities of the feyspires. Thorn’s latest mission: protect the prince of Cyre, a monarch in name only since his country was destroyed by the Mourning. But in that same cataclysm, seven cities of the Feywild—the feyspires—were trapped on the plain of Eberron, a concurrence the eladrin who rule the feyspires insist is no coincidence. They insist that with the right pieces they can repair the devastation of the Mourning. All they need are a few missing –one in the heart of a mysterious Cyran soldier and one that’s lodged in Thorn’s spine, carrying the soul of the Angel of Flame. Intense secret agent action with all the magic and mystery of Eberron—the Thorn of Breland series has been a perfect mix of fantasy and adventure. James Bond meets J.R.R. Tolkien.

Clive Barker's Books of Blood

Author: Clive Barker

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780425083895

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Six horror stories deal with a haunted theater, messages from the dead, a series of gruesome subway murders, demons, cannibalism, and a monstrous giant

The Day The Towers Fell

The Story of September 11, 2001

Author: Maureen Crethan Santora

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477165681

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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All of the families and friends of all of the people who died on September 11, 2001 will never be the same. The world will never be the same. Hatred is a terrible thing. It causes pain and suffering and grief. On September 11, 2001 The Day the Towers Fell all of the people of the world saw the effects of hatred. May we always remember what hatred looks like and may we never forget those who died on that terrible day.

God among Sages

Why Jesus Is Not Just Another Religious Leader

Author: Kenneth Richard Samples

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1493406078

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Was Jesus just a spiritual leader, like Buddha, Krishna, Confucius, and Muhammad? Or is he something more--something else entirely? In God among Sages, apologist Ken Samples offers readers a biblical and historical portrait of Jesus, grounded in the claims Jesus makes about himself. Then Samples compares and contrasts Jesus with Buddha, Krishna, Confucius, and Muhammad using eight relevant categories of evaluation. He also helps readers understand the competing philosophies of religious pluralism, inclusivism, and exclusivism. The result is a clearer understanding of what sets Jesus apart as not simply a teacher to follow but God himself, worthy of our full allegiance and worship. Christians who struggle to answer claims that Jesus was just a good teacher, as well as those haven't quite made up their minds about Jesus's claims to divinity, will value this accessible introduction to comparative religions.

Captain James A. Baker of Houston, 1857-1941

Author: Kate Sayen Kirkland

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1603447970

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

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Captain James A. Baker, Houston lawyer, banker, and businessman, received an alarming telegram on September 23, 1900: his elderly millionaire client William Marsh Rice had died unexpectedly in New York City. Baker rushed to New York, where he unraveled a plot to murder Rice and plunder his estate. Working tirelessly with local authorities, Baker saved Rice’s fortune from more than one hundred claimants; he championed the wishes of his deceased client and founded Rice Institute for the Advancement of Literature, Science and Art—today’s internationally acclaimed Rice University. For fifty years Captain Baker nurtured Rice’s dream. He partnered with leading lawyers to create Houston’s first nationally recognized law firm: Baker, Botts, Lovett & Parker, now the worldwide legal practice of Baker Botts L.L.P. He chartered several Houston businesses and utility companies, developed two major regional banks, promoted real estate projects, and led an active civic life. To expand the Institute’s endowment, Baker invested William Marsh Rice’s fortune with local entrepreneurs, who were building homes, office towers, commercial enterprises, and institutions that transformed Houston from a small town in the nineteenth century to an international powerhouse in the twenty-first century. Author Kate Sayen Kirkland explored the archival records of Baker and his family and firm and carefully mined the archives of Baker’s contemporaries. Published as part of Rice University’s centennial celebration, Captain James A. Baker of Houston, 1857–1941 weaves together the history of Houston and the story of an influential man who labored all his life to make Houston a world-class city.

Jeremiah Tower Cooks

250 Recipes from an American Master

Author: Jeremiah Tower,Donald Sultan

Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

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Provides recipes for American regional dishes and continental classics including deviled eggs with Pickapeppa mayonnaise, radicchio and lobster salad, quail with black-eyed peas, fresh tomato relish, and warm fruit stew.

The Shattered Land

Author: Keith Baker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780786938216

Category: Fiction

Page: 374

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As Daine confronts his possible mortality, his friends team up with a mysterious woman to embark on a quest to the dark continent of Xen'drik, where they hope to find the only cure that can save Daine's life.

The Ivory Tower

Author: Henry James

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473366097

Category: Fiction

Page: 238

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This early work by Henry James was originally published in 1917 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. Henry James was born in New York City in 1843. One of thirteen children, James had an unorthodox early education, switching between schools, private tutors and private reading.. James published his first story, ‘A Tragedy of Error’, in the Continental Monthly in 1864, when he was twenty years old. In 1876, he emigrated to London, where he remained for the vast majority of the rest of his life, becoming a British citizen in 1915. From this point on, he was a hugely prolific author, eventually producing twenty novels and more than a hundred short stories and novellas, as well as literary criticism, plays and travelogues. Amongst James's most famous works are The Europeans (1878), Daisy Miller (1878), Washington Square (1880), The Bostonians (1886), and one of the most famous ghost stories of all time, The Turn of the Screw (1898). We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Best American Short Stories 2014

Author: Jennifer Egan

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547819226

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Presents twenty of the best works of short fiction of the past year from a variety of acclaimed sources.