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Baker Towers is the book Ive always known I would write, but it wasnt an easy book to do.
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I wanted only a familiar voice, someone who knew me. Not some earlier, larval version of myself ...

— Jennifer Haigh

When they touched it was like touching her own body. From childhood they had been the same height; their arms and legs and hands were still perfectly congruent. Only the centers of them were different, aching, fascinated, every part of them heated to the same temperature as the sun warmed pond.

— Jennifer Haigh

'Baker Towers' is the book I've always known I would write, but it wasn't an easy book to do.

— Jennifer Haigh

I have written my whole life. I remember writing as a small child.

— Jennifer Haigh

I spent some time, six months or so, ruminating about the characters before I sat down to write 'Faith'.

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I was raised in a Catholic family, spent twelve years in parochial schools, and had extremely fond memories of my interactions with Catholic clergy.

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Working in a prison, is, to my mind, similar in ways to working in a coal mine. It's going to scare away a lot of people.

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I believed, after writing 'Mrs. Kimble,' that I knew how to write a novel. I quickly discovered that I only knew how to write that novel. 'Baker Towers' was a different beast entirely; and I felt as though I had to learn to write all over again.

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I've always felt that writing can be learned but not really taught. The best thing somebody can do for you is to put the right book in your hands at the right time. I grew up in a family where the right book was always being put in my hands.

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Writing fiction, like reading fiction, is a practice in empathy.

— Jennifer Haigh

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