Fine Just The Way It Is:Wyoming Stories by Annie Proulx.
The first I read of Annie Proulx was the collection Close Range:Wyoming Stories which included the story "Brokeback Mountain". I really enjoy the way she writes. She moves from the 1800's to the the present day to 2,500 years ago with ease-I can really see how her mind just envisions the different times and then shares those visions with us. When I grow up, I want to be just like her.
I am a huge short story fan, and I have yet to be disappointed in anything she's written.