Jennifer Haigh is the author of the critically acclaimed Mrs. Kimble, which won the PEN/Hemingway Award for outstanding first fiction. Born and raised in Barnesboro, Pennsylvania, she is a graduate of Dickinson College and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Her short stories have appeared in Good Housekeeping, the Hartford Courant, Alaska Quarterly Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. She lives on Boston's South Shore. Her latest book, Baker Towers, was a New York Times best-seller. The Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award is awarded annually to a novel or book of short stories by an American author who has not previously published a book of fiction. ... Dickinson College - Old West Cupola with Mermaid Dickinson College is a private liberal arts college in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. ... The Iowa Writers Workshop at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa is the preeminent college and graduate-level creative writing program in the United States. ... A cover of Good Housekeeping from 1908. ... The Hartford Courant is Connecticuts largest daily newspaper, and the only morning newspaper for most of the state north of New Haven and east of Waterbury. ... Virginia Quarterly Review styles itself as A National Journal of Literature and Discussion. ... Alternative meanings: Boston (disambiguation) The 18th-century Old State House in Boston is surrounded by tall buildings of the 19th and 20th centuries. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ...
Haigh's stunning second novel brings readers into the heart of a western Pennsylvania mining town in the years after World War II.
In an interview with her publisher, Haigh discusses the difference between writing short fiction and her first full-length novel: "Short stories are to novels what dating is to a long marriage," Haigh reflects.
Haigh's ambitious first novel chronicles the exploits of ex-reverend Ken Kimble -- a manipulative, elusive man on a marrying mission -- as he weds three very different women in succession, with disastrous consequences.
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