Jennifer Haigh is the author of the short-story collection News from Heaven and four critically acclaimed novels: Faith, The Condition, Baker Towers, and Mrs. Kimble. Her books have won both the PEN/Hemingway Award for debut fiction and the PEN/L.L. Winship Award for work by a New England writer. Her short fiction has been published widely, in The Atlantic, Granta, The Best American Short Stories, and many other places. In her latest novel, Heat and Light (Ecco), a forgotten mining town in Pennsylvania has been granted a surprise third act: it sits squarely atop the Marcellus Shale, a massive deposit of natural gas. Now, its citizens must answer the question: To drill or not to drill? Told through a cast of characters whose lives are increasingly bound by the opposing interests that underpin the national debate, Heat and Light is a dispatch from a forgotten America—a work of searing moral clarity.