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Heat and Light

by Jennifer Haigh

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An agreement to lease mineral rights to frackers causes unexpected complications in the life of farmer Rich Devilin, his family members, and his neighbors throughout the fading coal mining town of Bakerton, Pennsylvania.

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"Anger isn't something that is solely a rural, American, white guy emotion," says novelist Nickolas Butler. Below, he and Jennifer Haigh recommend books about a range of American experiences. NPR hide caption

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Still Puzzled By The Election? Authors Prescribe Fiction For Better Understanding

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A Dying Coal Town Falls Into 'Fracking Frenzy' In 'Heat And Light'

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Empty storefronts line the streets of Northern Cambria, Pa., Jennifer Haigh's hometown. Rob Arnold hide caption

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'Heat & Light' Digs For The Soul Of Coal Country

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