By The Wayside

Anne Leigh Parrish

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By The Wayside

By The Wayside By Anne Leigh Parrish By The Wayside 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

  • Title: By The Wayside
  • Author: Anne Leigh Parrish
  • ISBN: 9780998087238
  • Page: 365
  • Format: Paperback
  • By The Wayside By Anne Leigh Parrish 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.
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    1. Mary Latela on said:

      5.0 out of 5 stars Anne Leigh Parrish Shines in By the Wayside Stories Unsolicited Press , February 24, 2017 Reviewed by Mary E LatelaThis review is from By the Wayside Stories Paperback Anne Leigh Parrish is a truly outstanding author, and her new collection of short stories, By the Wayside, Unsolicited Press, 2017, is her best yet.With a sensitive, curious touch Anne Leigh Parrish leads the reader into the lives of a set of quirky to sublime characters, some of whom we like, and others, not so [...]

    2. Chrissi Sepe on said:

      By The Wayside is the latest book by talented and inspiring writer, Anne Leigh Parrish, and I became one of the beta readers for it in anticipation of its release on February 8th When I was asked to be a beta reader for Parrish, I didn t know what a beta reader was But I quickly realized that it meant I got the privilege of being one of the very first people to read all the stories in the collection before they were officially published and made available to the general public.I had already read [...]

    3. Melissa on said:

      I love short stories.As a writer, I love the way short stories give you the freedom to experiment with different styles of writing voice, narrative style, POV, genre In this way, short stories are like play.As a reader, I enjoy seeing what individual writers do with various literary forms, but I also appreciate pieces that are short enough to read in one sitting one cup of tea, one good soak in the bathtub.The stories in By the Wayside include all the things I appreciate as a reader Deft use of [...]

    4. Mary Latela on said:

      Mary E Latela review of By the Wayside by Anne Leigh ParrishOutstanding short stories fill this collection by author Anne Leigh Parrish, who has lifted short story writing to a new, elegant level Her descriptions are rich and real one of my favorite stories is a most wonderful piece entitled Artichokes She traces the path of a marriage falling apart in An Act of Concealment, about a family new to Huron, South Dakota where the husband is a habitual liar, pretending that they are not the people th [...]

    5. Shweta on said:

      One of the few short story collections I have read end to end There s depth and range And you ll keep turning the page to find out what happens next.

    6. Maureen on said:

      I totally loved this book Such a great selection of short stories to read Anne Leigh Parrish is an excellent writer

    7. Ally Fell on said:

      This is an almost perfect collection of short stories Each one is filled with beautiful detail and populated by amazingly real and diverse characters It is extremely impressive the amount of character development that Parrish accomplishes in just a few short pages of storytelling.Further, the stories themselves draw you in Each is a window into a person s life Most share empowering tales of people taking control of their lives They leave an uplifting impression, particularly after so easily slid [...]

    8. Elizabeth on said:

      I really enjoyed this story collection Anne Leigh has a lovely writing style reminiscent of classic fairytales, which really brings the characters and scenes alive in readers minds I love the descriptions of characters and settings as they allow us glimpses into their mindsets and show us how they have come to be where they are Each story focuses on a different protagonist with their own unique backgrounds and challenges, and the author does a great job of showing how relationships with the othe [...]

    9. Pam McGaffin on said:

      By the Wayside Unsolicited Press, 2017 is Anne Leigh Parrish s third short story collection, and it s another fine one With heart and honesty, she pulls you into the lives of women who are trying to move forward and find their true selves in spite of past hurts and those who would dismiss or deny their strengths As the title implies, they might start out sidelined by guilt, emotional scaring and self doubt, but by the end of the story, either manage to break free in sometimes dramatic fashion or [...]

    10. Irene Frances Olson on said:

      Thank you for giving me the opportunity to read Anne Leigh Parrish s collection of stories in advance of publication I am thoroughly pleased to provide this review of Anne s work.I am a striving to be published author of fiction As a novice writer, one of the rules I am told to follow in order to become a better writer is to read, read, read, and then read some It seems each time I read Ms Parrish s works, that writing rule is proven as a must have in my writing toolbox While reading Anne s sto [...]

    11. Irene Frances Olson on said:

      I am thoroughly pleased to provide this review of Anne s work.I am a striving to be published author of fiction As a novice writer, one of the rules I am told to follow in order to become a better writer is to read, read, read, and then read some It seems each time I read Ms Parrish s works, that writing rule is proven as a must have in my writing toolbox While reading Anne s stories I can t help but exclaim, Gosh, I wish I could write like that She writes so many satisfying nuggets of words an [...]

    12. Hannah Sandoval on said:

      I had the privilege of being a beta reader for this book Anne s greatest strength is capturing her character s thoughts and feelings in actions She never over explains, yet we know all we need to about her characters And what characters they are Anne focuses on women, but she doesn t fall into the clich s Most of her female leads are not likable in the stereotypical sense A.k.a, they are not boring, one dimensional American sweethearts who never do anything questionable, never complain, or never [...]

    13. Diane on said:

      A few years back I read a collection of linked stories, Our Love Could Light The World, by Anne Leigh Parrish The stories were about a family with five children, set in the Finger Lakes region of New York state Since I grew up in a family with five children in that region, I had to read it.I loved the book, and it reminded me of Elizabeth Strout s Pulitzer Prize winning linked story collection, Olive Kitteridge, but I enjoyed Parrish s book even .Parrish is back with a traditional collection of [...]

    14. Jada Ryker on said:

      Anne Leigh Parrish offers an excellent volume of short stories spanning some twenty years of her prolific career as an acclaimed author.My personal favorite was The Professor In The Professor, a woman awaits the outcome of an adoption As she frets, she sees a man from her childhood, taking her back to a long ago place and time He gazes at the twilight sky, a view that doesn t inspire you much because of the neighbor s ramshackle house and the overgrown bushes around its front walkway You realize [...]

    15. Amy on said:

      I found this story collection to be well written and filled with a multitude of relatable, strong female characters The characters were similar but each was strong in her own way, and each story offered a unique plot, many of which examined societal constraints women face Although I liked these characters, I sometimes found myself wanting development of their experiences Some of the stories ended a bit abruptly, and some of the underlying concepts felt too similar to other work I ve read Overal [...]

    16. Jessica Bucci on said:

      This eighteen story collection contains unique short stories featuring strong, realistic, and relatable characters Anne Leigh Parrish does a beautiful job crafting stories that are each so different from one another that they could stand on their own The stories vary in length, but Anne s writing style and tone of voice stay consistent from story to story, creating a nice flow She utilizes simple sentences that are easy to understand and read, while also supplying enough detail to be able to ima [...]

    17. Anonymous on said:

      The first few works in the collection are beautifully written, diverse in style and shows how well the author has perfected her unique voice The rest of the stories read the same, follow the same vein, and consist of similar protagonists that face life s difficult questions I found the repetition to be bothersome not horrible, not a deal breaker, just something I noticed Some of them worked with the author s writing style, some of them left far too many unanswered questions The realistic, down t [...]

    18. Susan Peterson on said:

      This book is a fascinating anthology of short stories I enjoyed every story, and all of the characters The stories were honest and intriguing The characters are multi dimensional and real, an amazing feat in the abbreviated time we get to know them These stories are fast reads, perfect for times when you don t have a big time commitment to read, but want to get caught up in a story and its characters.

    19. Angie on said:

      As a fan of short stories I was looking forward to devouring BY THE WAYSIDE but I hate to tell you that is not how it transpired In this situation, I only read 60% of the stories due to legitimate circumstances After years of reading short story books, I have constructed a strange pattern in the manner I read them, never from front to back Therefore, I start with the first story which had me excited, on that later, then the last, after that I jump around marking each story with a Post it so I d [...]

    20. Kathy Duffy on said:

      An interesting collection of short stories written by Anne Leigh Parrish my favorites were How She was Found and Trial by Luck The author is excellent at characterization, draws you into the story with her characters Short stories I believe are harder to write than novellas because you need draw in your reader and provide the action in a limited space, This collection was well worth reading Very enjoyable.The only thing I found annoying was the way the publisher bound the book or printed it I gu [...]

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