Ellen Baker


Ellen Baker was born in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, and grew up in Wisconsin, Illinois, and South Dakota. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, and a master’s degree in American Studies from the University of Minnesota, and has worked as a museum curator, a costumed living history interpreter, and, most recently, as a bookseller and event coordinator at an independent bookstore. Her first novel, KEEPING THE HOUSE, set in northern Wisconsin in the early 20th century, was published by Random House in July 2007. She lives with her husband in Wisconsin.

Awards and Special Recognition…

Midwest Connections Pick
Chicago Tribune Best Books of 2007
Great Lakes Booksellers Association Award for adult fiction, 2008 (August 21, 2008)

Ellen Baker
Photograph courtesy of Jay Baker

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