Alison Baker is a writer of short stories, essays, and other things.

She is the author of three books: HAPPY HOUR, published in 2014 by Tickenoak Publications, and two earlier story collections, HOW I CAME WEST, AND WHY I STAYED, and LOVING WANDA BEAVER, which were both New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

You can hear her read essays from her series, The Farthermost View, on WOMR 92.1 and WFMR 91.3, Community Radio for Cape Cod. Podcasts are available at

She lives on Cape Cod.