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Our Current Book is Heat and Light by Jennifer Haigh

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. 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.

Come discuss Heat and Light by Jennifer Haigh on September 14th, 2016. We meet at the Main Library in the Third Floor Program Room at noon. Feel free to bring a lunch.

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