Finalist in the short story category of the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards!
Twelve linked short stories about the Dugans in upstate New York.They're that scrappy family that lives down the street. Their yard is overgrown, they don't pick up after their dog, their five children run free - leaving chaos in their wake - and the father hasn't earned a cent in years. The wife hold them together on her income alone. You wouldn't want them for neighbors - but from a distance, they're quite entertaining.
Anne Leigh Parrish's latest novel, Maggie's Ruse, will be published in October 2019 by Unsolicited Press. Previous titles are The Amendment, a novel (2018, Unsolicited Press); Women Within, a novel (2017, Black Rose Writing); By the Wayside, stories (2017, Unsolicited Press); ; What Is Found, What Is Lost, a novel, (2014, She Writes Press); Our Love Could Light The World, stories (2013, She Writes Press); and All The Roads That Lead From Home, stories (2011, Press 53).
"Parrish is in possession of such precise prose, devilish wit, and big-hearted compassion that I couldn't help but be drawn into the hi-jinks and mishaps of the Dugan family. I found myself one moment laughing out loud, and the next, overcome with emotion. I'd compare these linked stories to those of George Saunders, Elizabther Strout, or perhaps even Flannery O'Connor, if Parrish's voice weren't so clearly and wonderfully her own." - Ross McMeekin, Editor, Spartan.