"Haigh creates a real sense of a community and brings her mining town to life through a large cast of minor characters... Baker Towers is a novel possessing a rare, quiet power to evoke a time long past and the character of the people who lived then."
——Booklist (starred review)
"[Haigh] writes convincingly of family and small town relations, as well as of the intractable frustrations of American poverty."
"An elegant, elegiac multigenerational saga... Almost mythic in its ambition, somewhere between Oates and Updike country, and thoroughly satisfying."
——Kirkus Reviews (starred review)