Baker Towers: A Novel
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - crazeedi73 - LibraryThing
4.5 stars. This was a very good book, I just wish the author would have developed the characters and sense of place more fully. A couple characters were developed rather well, others hardly at all. It could have been a fuller richer story. As it is I enjoyed it Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - pennsylady - LibraryThing
I truly enjoyed the evolution of family and community set in SW PA coal town following WW2. 1944 Polish Hill : Stanley (Polish) + Rose (Italian)........and so forth. Read full review
They came back in the summer weighed down with treasures