Our Love Could Light the World

Our Love Could Light the World

by Anne Leigh Parrish

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Overview

The Dugans are a scrappy, dysfunctional family living in upstate New York that's getting along okay until the mother walks out one day, leaving five undisciplined kids and an alcoholic, unemployed husband behind. In these twelve stories, we find out how the Dugan clan learns to get along without her.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781938314445
Publisher: She Writes Press
Publication date: 06/03/2013
Pages: 202
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Anne Leigh Parrish’s debut story collection,  All The Roads That Lead From Home, won the 2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards silver medal for best short story fiction. Her work can be found or is forthcoming in  The Virginia Quarterly Review, Clackamas Literary Review, among other publications. She is the fiction editor for  Eclectica Magazine. She lives in Seattle. To learn more, visit her at www.anneleighparrish.com.

Table of Contents

Contents

Our Love Could Light The World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

And To The Ones Left Behind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Just Another Lost Soul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Trouble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

A Simple Theory of Heartache . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Into My Loving Arms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

Maggie’s Dare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

The Concept of Kindness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

The Sorrow of The Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125

The Ordeal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141

The Caregiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155

Lavinia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173

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