Seattle writer and writing teacher Anne Leigh Parrish celebrates the season with this reading from her debut collection of stories, All the Roads That Lead from Home (Press 53). "Through stone-cold sentences and imagery that is stark but never barren, Anne Leigh Parris examines the difference between the heartbreak we are born into and the heartbreak we willingly seek out. Parrish asks what love beyond the mere bodily clench looks like, and how far we will go to find a love we can live with." – Gina Ochnser. "Parrish writes with artful clarity about marriages turned sour, children at war with their parents, women drifting from one damaging relationship to another, and about unexpected acts of generosity ... These are potent and artful stories, from a writer who warrants attentive reading." – C. Michael Curtis.