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Jennifer Haigh

Autor/a de Mrs Kimble

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Jennifer Haigh was born in Barnesboro, Pennsylvania. She attended Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Iowa Writers' Workshop in 2002. Her novel, Mrs. Kimble, won the PEN/Hemingway Award for outstanding debut fiction in 2003. Her other works mostra'n més include Baker Towers, which won the 2006 PEN/L. L. Winship Award for outstanding book by a New England author, The Condition, and Faith. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

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Obres de Jennifer Haigh

Mrs Kimble (2003) 1,224 exemplars
The Condition (2008) 1,059 exemplars
Faith (2011) 860 exemplars
Baker Towers (2005) 778 exemplars
Heat and Light (2016) 325 exemplars
Mercy Street (2022) 286 exemplars
Zenith Man (2019) 22 exemplars
The Boy Vanishes (2012) 7 exemplars
Beast and Bird [short story] (2009) 2 exemplars
Ploughshares Spring 2017 (2017) — Guest Editor — 2 exemplars
Paramour 1 exemplars
Flora 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Best American Short Stories 2012 (2012) — Col·laborador — 360 exemplars
Granta 103: The Rise of the British Jihad (2008) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions107 exemplars
Ploughshares 123: Spring 2014 (2014) 6 exemplars


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I couldn't decide between two or three stars for this book. I decided on three because the book did hold my attention enough that I read it quickly, in spite of how frustrated I was.

Birdie Kimble has to be one of the most annoying characters I have encountered in all my reading. I'm not sure if Haigh meant for her to come across this way or if she wanted the readers to feel sorry for Birdie because her husband has abandoned her and she just can't cope. I had trouble feeling sorry for the alcoholic mother that neglects her children all because her husband has jumped ship. It happens. You still have to be a mother. Put on your big girl panties and get on with your life.

I liked Joan quite a bit more, but was still amazed by how easily she fell in with Ken. Seems she shouldn't have been taken so easily by him after her past relationships and all that she had been through in her life. It's not as if he was some otherworldly creature capable of hypnotizing these women and making them fall in love with them. He was only a man.

Dinah, I felt sorry for as a wife and a mother. Realizing what her husband was made me feel sorry for her, but ultimately she found her happiness.

All of Ken's children, especially Charlie, I did like and found them all to be well-written characters. The book could've been better, especially if Haigh had given us a reason WHY Ken Kimble did the things he did. Not a great book, not a bad book, but a book that's okay to read if you want to kill some time.
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thatnerd | Hi ha 43 ressenyes més | Mar 2, 2024 |
Story is written by Sheila McGann, step-sister to Arthur Breen. Art is a priest accused of molesting a boy by his mother. It turns out that it is a lie and she only wants the money. It follows Art?s family in their search for the truth and their reconciliation with their own situations. A good read.
bentstoker | Hi ha 80 ressenyes més | Jan 26, 2024 |
Story of family who learn their daughter has Turner Syndrome and how it effects each of their lives. A bit slow at times, but has a strong finish.
bentstoker | Hi ha 64 ressenyes més | Jan 26, 2024 |



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