Alison Baker is the author of two short story collections, Loving Wanda Beaver and How I Came West, and Why I Stayed; each was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. She has received several O. Henry Awards, including First Prize, and her story “Happy Hour,” which appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, was a finalist for the National Magazine Award.
Her fiction, essays and poetry also have appeared in the Alaska Quarterly Review, New Letters, Orion Nature Quarterly, Shenandoah, Threepenny Review, Gettysburg Review, and ZYZZYVA, among others, and in a number of anthologies. Her stories have been featured on Selected Shorts at New York’s Symphony Space and dramatized for stage in Seattle, San Francisco, and Takoma Park, Maryland.
Best Fiction is pleased to introduce her newest work, which may be her best work.