AB at Race Point

Professor McKenna's class studied a segment of Alison Baker's oeuvre

Books to Check Out

FROM TICKENOAK PUBLICATIONS...


HAPPY HOUR: Stories
Tickenoak Publications, 2014
ISBN: 978-0692-02-559-8

* Runner-up, Flannery O'Connor Short Fiction Award
* Finalist, Mary McCarthy Prize for Short Fiction

"Tales of family and aging comprise this affecting new collection...Baker convincingly enters each protagonistís head, and even as their minds drift, each story remains propulsive, moving forward... Baker...populates her stories with many struggling artists ó such as a talented poet who 'never seemed to get anywhere.' If literary struggles lead to work like this, itís worth it. A moving, ambitious story collection. "
-- Kirkus Reviews

"Often these are older characters contemplating death, which may not appeal to some, or be commercial, but the people were so wise and funny, I hated to leave this book."
-- Judge, Flannery O'Connor Award

"Each story here is perfect for an afternoon or evening read, and the authorís skill lies in creating characters that, despite the understated way she writes, stay with you long after youíve finished. In fact, it may be the very understated, wry nature of her writing that makes these stories memorable."
-- The Barnstable Patriot

"Those are really fine stories you have written. I never in a million years would have thought that I could develop a soft-spot for tree-huggers."
-- Ehud Neor, Blogger, neorupdate.blogspot.com

LOVING WANDA BEAVER : Novella and Stories

A New York Times Notable Book

An Authors Guild Backinprint.com Edition
iUniverse 2011

(Chronicle Books, 1995)



"A writer of considerable power."
-- San Francisco Chronicle

HOW I CAME WEST, AND WHY I STAYED: Stories

A New York Times Notable Book

* Finalist, Oregon Book Awards

Chronicle Books, 1993