Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night


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$15.95  $14.83
Kaylie Jones Books
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5.5 X 8.2 X 1.1 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

Barbara J. Taylor was born and raised in Scranton, PA, and teaches English in the Pocono Mountain School District. She has a master's degree in creative writing from Wilkes University. She still resides in the "Electric City," two blocks away from where she grew up. Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night is her first novel.

Kaylie Jones (editor) is the award-winning author of five novels and a memoir. She teaches writing at two MFA programs and lives in New York City. Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night is the second release on the Kaylie Jones Books imprint.


"This is an incredibly well written novel that has the kind of historical accuracy and details that make reading historical novels a treasure....Not to be missed."
--She Treads Softly

"The story may have a sad premise, but Taylor convinces the reader to join her in the tale, as we watch bewildered Violet try to find a space in her new world."
--A New Day

"A beautiful, haunting book...heartbreaking and moving, and ultimately beautiful."
--Constantly Reading Momma

"No one without a heart as big and warm as Barbara Taylor's possibly could have written a story about a family tragedy that's infused with so much hope and love, humor, mystery, and down-to-earth wisdom. This is a book I'll want to give to people. I could not put it down and can't wait to be captured again by the next book this wonderful human being writes."
--Beverly Donofrio, author of Astonished: A Story of Evil, Blessings, Grace, and Solace

"Not since reading Richard Llewellyn's How Green Was My Valley fifty years ago have I felt such empathy and love through fiction for a place, a time, and a people. Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night is a book of equal power and beauty, a bittersweet tale set in early-twentieth-century Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania, the heart and soul of America's anthracite coal-mining region, a place where Grace and Grief--now, as then--walk hand in hand."
--Sara Pritchard, author of Help Wanted: Female

"The world of Christian miners--the hard core of the anthracite mining industry in northeast Pennsylvania--is beautifully evoked by Barbara J. Taylor in this remarkable novel. I found myself drawn back to its pages, living deeply in its world as I read. The sense of place--a place I know well, as I grew up there--is vividly realized. This is a lyrical, passionate novel that will hold readers in its thrall. A first-rate debut."
--Jay Parini, author of The Last Station