Mary Troy is the author of five books of fiction–three collections of short stories and two novels:  Swimming on Hwy N ,  Beauties, Cookie Lily,  The Alibi Cafe and other stories, and Joe Baker Is Dead. She has won the USA Book award for literary fiction, the Devil’s  Kitchen Reading Award, a Nelson Algren award, and more. For more than twenty years, Mary taught in and helped mold the MFA Program at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.  For many years she was the editor of Natural Bridge, a journal of contemporary literature.

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