Anne Leigh Parrish Writer

A Winter Night

A novel by Anne Leigh Parrish | Unsolicited Press Mar. 2021

34-year-old Angie Dugan struggles with many things-anxiety, her career as a social worker in a retirement home, and her difficult family. Her biggest struggle, though, is finding love. When she meets Matt, she’s swept away by his attention. As issues from his past come up she wonders if she can trust him. Should she break it off, or give him another chance? In the end, all she can do is listen to her heart, and evaluate what she wants most.

Finalist in Contemporary Fiction
–2021 Story Circle’s Sarton Award

Nominated for the 2022 Pen/Faulkner Award in Fiction 

Praise for A Winter Night

An outstanding, unsentimental portrait of family, love, and unavoidable hardships. – Kirkus Reviews

Anne Leigh Parrish does it once again. In A Winter Night, she brings her signature wisdom and wit to the world of Angie Dugan, a retirement home social worker who spends her days caring for others while yearning to be cared for herself. A Winter Night is ultimately a poignant and powerful novel that delves deep into the meaning of trust, understanding and forgiveness. – Jacob M. Appel, author of Millard Salter’s Last Day