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Loving Wanda Beaver book. Alison Baker's book is one of my favourites this year and one I'll be going back to whenever I need a reminder of how to write short form. Her descriptions of nature, relationships (between people, animals, the land) and the quiet, important minutiae of everyday life are spectacular.

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Alison Baker, author of the collection of short stories How I Came West, and Why I Stayed, returns with a new collection of highly . Hilarious, poignant, and wise, "Loving Wanda Beaver" is an entertaining and satisfying read from a tremendously talented writer.

Alison Baker, author of the collection of short stories How I Came West, and Why I Stayed, returns with a new collection of highly acclaimed stories and a novella.

ISBN 10: 081181064X, ISBN 13: 9780811810647. Alison Baker, author of the collection of short stories How I Came West, and Why I Stayed, returns with a new collection of highly acclaimed stories and a novella. Published by Chronicle Books, 1995. Condition: Good Hardcover. From Books Express (Portsmouth, NH, . Baker writes some of the most quirky and hilarious prose we've read, with delightful characters trying to find some equilibrium in a world gone tilt.

Alison Baker received three consecutive O. Henry Awards, including first prize in 1994. She lives in rural Oregon.

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Loving Wanda Beaver Praise for "Loving Wanda Beaver". With her second collection, Alison Baker confirms that she is one of the best in the field - a writer with things to tell and the grace to. Specifications. iUniverse, Authorhouse.

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Fiction writer Alison Baker is the author of "How I Came West, and Why I Stayed" and "Loving Wanda Beaver". 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.

An award-winning short story writer presents six quirky, sometimes surreal stories and a novella, featuring the title story about the yearnings of a clerk at an institute dedicated to the study of the sexual appetite of Americans. IP.

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Ddilonyne
The title story was the one most distinctively Alison Baker. Her special talent is to highlight the absurdities of everyday life and the eccentricities of ordinary people without overstepping into Donald Barthelme fantasy. Hers is the craziness of the mundane and the comedy of the tragic. Her only other book is "How I Came West and Why I Stayed" and there's been nothing I know of from her in the last nine years, unless she's the same Alison Baker who wrote "The Impact of Filtration Techniques on Chlorophyll Determinations" (which does sound possible now I think of it ).

I got least out of "Almost Home" but that may be because I always find the novella an irritating length. Also the impact of Alison Baker's wonderful opening sentences gets lost when a story is too long.

It's 80 pages about a guy whose son has been killed and who has left his wife to live in the woods and commune with something or other. He does encounter a number of Alison Baker type people and animals (a homesick grizzly bear, an intrusive rooster, a bad cat, an elusive cougar, a runaway dog) but I thought the hand of Raymond Carver was heavy and there was too much fine writing like "soggy seedheads of last summer's fireweed and thistle" that uses botanical erudition to give a spurious air of exactitude.(Can you see that seedheads are soggy though a pair of binoculars?)
Sharpmane
My biased view: Baker touches into a kind of sincerity - often - after the problems work out. She writes with a lightness. A sense of charmed absurdity. As if all the characters were a bit nutty - but it's not that darkly serious. * * * Get hold of HOW I CAME WEST AND WHY I STAYED as well.
Loving Wanda Beaver download epub
United States
Author: Alison Baker
ISBN: 081181064X
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: United States
Language: English
Publisher: Chronicle Books; First Edition edition (September 1, 1995)
Pages: 213 pages