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The Moth by Catherine Burns

The Moth

by Catherine Burns (Editor)

Other authors: Jenny Allen (Contributor), Elna Baker (Contributor), Erin Barker (Contributor), James Braly (Contributor), Wanda Bullard (Contributor)47 more, Andy Christie (Contributor), Ted Conover (Contributor), Mike DeStefano (Contributor), Annie Duke (Contributor), Damien Echols (Contributor), Ophira Eisenberg (Contributor), Nathan Englander (Contributor), Brian Finkelstein (Contributor), Ed Gavagan (Contributor), Marvin Gelfand (Contributor), Malcolm Gladwell (Contributor), Adam Gopnik (Contributor), Adam Gopnik (Preface), George Dawes Green (Contributor), George Dawes Green (Foreword), Ari Handel (Contributor), Jenifer Hixson (Contributor), A.E. Hotchner (Contributor), Tristan Jimerson (Contributor), Carly Johnstone (Contributor), Sebastian Junger (Contributor), Faye Lane (Contributor), Jillian Lauren (Contributor), Ellie Lee (Contributor), Janna Levin (Contributor), Jon Levin (Contributor), Joe Lockhart (Contributor), George Lombardi (Contributor), Michael Massimino (Contributor), Joyce Maynard (Contributor), Darryl McDaniels (Contributor), Matthew McGough (Contributor), Aimee Mullins (Contributor), Paul Nurse (Contributor), Edgar Oliver (Contributor), Paul Osborne (Contributor), Sherman Powell (Contributor), Kemp Powers (Contributor), Richard Price (Contributor), Alan Rabinowitz (Contributor), Anoid Latipovna Rakhmatyllaeva (Contributor), Wayne Reece (Contributor), Kimberly Reed (Contributor), Cynthia Riggs (Contributor), Jeffery Rudell (Contributor), Andrew Solomon (Contributor), Stephanie Summerville (Contributor)

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I'm not much a fan of short stories or non-fiction, but I loved this - snapshots of real lives. sometimes felt a little "over-edited" for effect, but each tale is utterly engaging and each voice is unique. ( )
  Deborahrs | Apr 15, 2017 |
Interesting short stories of a great variety. ( )
  jack2410 | Feb 2, 2017 |
What a fabulous book!!!!

I sat down, with a cup of coffee, turned to page one and determined to reach page 400: that's what one does with a book, isn't it? NO!!!! At least, not with this book. This is fifty tales, possibly sometimes exaggerated, but all with that ring of truth. To burn this book would be akin to taking the finest bottle of French wine and pouring it into a pint glass: this book needs to be swirlled around upon the pallet; enjoyed in modest doses and above all, savoured!

The stories are usually only four or five pages long and began life as part of the aural tradition. They tell of some extract of a person's life - often quite extraordinary, but sometimes, quite mundane: whichever I have yet to find one that I d not feel more complete as a humabeing for having read. If you are ever asked onto one of those programmes which cast you onto a desert island to which you ca only take one book, I suggest that this is a STRONG contender. ( )
1 vote the.ken.petersen | Jul 4, 2014 |
Collection of short stories, originally told as part of a Southern story-telling series broadcast by NPR. A variety of subjects and storytellers, from well known people to obscure names. The story of the astrophysicist who married a regular guy was my favorite ( )
  nancynova | Apr 21, 2014 |
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Burns, CatherineEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Allen, JennyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Baker, ElnaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Barker, ErinContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Braly, JamesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bullard, WandaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Christie, AndyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Conover, TedContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
DeStefano, MikeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Duke, AnnieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Echols, DamienContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Eisenberg, OphiraContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Englander, NathanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Finkelstein, BrianContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gavagan, EdContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gelfand, MarvinContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gladwell, MalcolmContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gopnik, AdamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gopnik, AdamPrefacesecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Green, George DawesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Green, George DawesForewordsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Handel, AriContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hixson, JeniferContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hotchner, A.E.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jimerson, TristanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Johnstone, CarlyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Junger, SebastianContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lane, FayeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lauren, JillianContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lee, EllieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Levin, JannaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Levin, JonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lockhart, JoeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lombardi, GeorgeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Maynard, JoyceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McDaniels, DarrylContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McGough, MatthewContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mullins, AimeeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nurse, PaulContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Oliver, EdgarContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Osborne, PaulContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Powell, ShermanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Powers, KempContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Price, RichardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rabinowitz, AlanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rakhmatyllaeva, Anoid LatipovnaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Reece, WayneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Reed, KimberlyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Riggs, CynthiaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rudell, JefferyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Solomon, AndrewContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Who knew that what New York needed was a front porch?

Once on a porch on a Georgia island, while a troupe of moths staggered around the light, while cicadas kept time in the live oaks, Dayton Malone told us of the night he'd let 6,000 chickens escape from the shed he was supposed to be minding.

In the early 1970s, my Mama heard that "a nice young woman novelist" was staying in a cabin down the lake from our house and called her up (having never met her before) and invited her over for lunch.
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In the tradition of book anthologies created from public radio programs such as StoryCorps and This I Believe, THE MOTH collects the best storytelling moments--most in print here for the very first time--straight from their archive of more than 3000 shows since the first Moth Evening in 1997.… (more)

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