originally published in Spartan, and later included in the story collection, By The Waysid...
A beautifully written story about a new widow’s struggle to wrap her mind around her husband’s death by setting off on a cross-country journey in search of she knows not what. Parrish’s prose is eloquent yet crisp, moving the story along quickly. The Amendment is at times funny, quirky and endearingly touching. A delightful must-read, sure to take its place among today’s top literary fiction!
Relevant and expertly arranged, this novel is composed of stirring and sympathetic trials and tribulations. A finely crafted tale of three outcast women, their struggles, and their lives. – Foreword Reviews
Stand up women everywhere! Fantastic and inspirational! – 2017 Maxy Awards, Best Fiction Winner
Marvelous. Honest. Generous. From the first story to the last, “By the Wayside” catches your attention and demands that you give into its every whirl. Each character unfolds with a precision that will have you wondering how Parrish managed to create such real-to-the-bones people within a world that captivates you with ease.
Since 1982, Anne Leigh Parrish has called the Pacific Northwest Home. A native of the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, Anne spent her high school years in Princeton, New Jersey, and then made her way west.
Anne graduated from the University of Colorado, then moved once more to Seattle to attend graduate school at the University of Washington. After earning her MBA, Anne realized her first and only love was writing, which she has pursued relentlessly for many years…
Readers will almost feel the wind in the protagonist’s hair as she sets off for adventure. A meandering tale, made enjoyable by the author’s rich renderings of characters and their quirks.
Women Within is an intricate and engaging examination of three women connecting in an unlikely situation with flowing prose, stellar characterization, and vivid scene setting in a small package that’s sure to stick with you long after the last page.
Marvelous. Honest. Generous. From the first story to the last, "By the Wayside" catches your attention and demands that you give into its every whirl. Each character unfolds with a precision that will have you wondering how Parrish managed to create such real-to-the-bones people within a world that captivates you with ease.
In her fine debut novel, What Is Found, What Is Lost, Anne Leigh Parrish explores the meaning of motherhood, faith, loyalty, and tenderness; effortless, she carries her readers through four generations of one family's checkered history of love.
Through stone-cold sentences and imagery that is stark, but never barren, Anne Leigh Parrish examines the difference between the heartbreak we are born into the heartbreak we willingly seek out.
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