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The Moth - All These Wonders

The Moth - All These Wonders

49 new true stories

  • Author: The Moth
  • Publisher: Serpent's Tail
  • ISBN: 1781256659
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 257
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From storytelling phenomenon The Moth: a collection about risk, courage, and facing the unknown, drawn from the best stories ever told on their stages. All These Wonders features The Moth's customary variety of voices. Storytellers range from Suzi Ronson (who styled David Bowie's hair into Ziggy Stardust) to author Jung Chang, by way of a hip hop 'one hit wonder', an astronomer gazing at the surface of Pluto for the first time and a young female spy-tester in World War II. They share their ventures into uncharted territory - and how their lives were changed forever by what they found there. These true stories have been carefully selected and adapted to the page by the creative minds at The Moth, and encompass the very best of the 17,000+ stories performed in live Moth shows around the world. Filled with a variety of humourous, moving, and gripping tales from all walks of life, it is timed to celebrate the Moth's 20th anniversary year.

The Moth Presents: Occasional Magic

The Moth Presents: Occasional Magic

50 True Stories of Defying the Impossible

  • Author: The Moth
  • Publisher: Serpent's Tail
  • ISBN: 1782832610
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: N.A
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Before television and radio, people would gather on porches, on the steps outside their homes, and tell stories. Their bewitched listeners would sit and listen long into the night as moths flitted around overhead. Storytelling phenomenon The Moth recaptures this lost each week in cities across America, Britain, Australia and beyond, playing to packed crowds at sold-out live events. Occasional Magic is a selection of 50 of the finest Moth stories from recent shows, from storytellers who found the courage to face their deepest fears. The stories feature voices familiar and new. Alongside Neil Gaiman, Adam Gopnik, Andrew Solomon, Rosanne Cash, and Cristina Lamb, there are stories from around the world describing moments of strength, passion, courage and humour - and when a little magic happened. In finest Moth tradition, Occasional Magic encourages us all to be more open, vulnerable and alive.

The Moth

The Moth

This Is a True Story

  • Author: Catherine Burns,The Moth
  • Publisher: Serpent's Tail
  • ISBN: 1782830685
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 459
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With an introduction by Neil Gaiman Before television and radio, before penny paperbacks and mass literacy, people would gather on porches, on the steps outside their homes, and tell stories. The storytellers knew their craft and bewitched listeners would sit and listen long into the night as moths flitted around overhead. The Moth is a non-profit group that is trying to recapture this lost art, helping storytellers - old hands and novices alike - hone their stories before playing to packed crowds at sold-out live events. The very best of these stories are collected here: whether it's Bill Clinton's hell-raising press secretary or a leading geneticist with a family secret; a doctor whisked away by nuns to Mother Teresa's bedside or a film director saving her father's Chinatown store from money-grabbing developers; the Sultan of Brunei's concubine or a friend of Hemingway's who accidentally talks himself into a role as a substitute bullfighter, these eccentric, pitch-perfect stories - all, amazingly, true - range from the poignant to the downright hilarious.

The Moth Book

The Moth Book

  • Author: W.J. Holland
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
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The Moth

The Moth

  • Author: James M. Cain
  • Publisher: Head of Zeus
  • ISBN: 1784083569
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 371
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A sweeping tale of love, loss, and the pursuit of beauty during the Great Depression. From birth, Jack Dillon is a golden child. Blessed with blond locks, glittering eyes, and a perfect voice, he is the most popular child singer in Baltimore. But when puberty robs him of his voice and the stock market wipes out his family fortune, Jack is forced to rebuild. Over the next fifteen years, Jack will see it all. From Maryland to California and back again, he will become a football star, a soldier, and a tramp. Through it all, he never loses his eye for beauty, or his hunger for a woman he has known since childhood. To find happiness in the face of the Depression, Jack will have to remember that no matter how the world has changed him, part of his soul remains as pure as the first note he sang.

Desire of the Moth

Desire of the Moth

a novel

  • Author: Champa Bilwakesh
  • Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
  • ISBN: 1937357805
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 260
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A fifteen-year-old widow runs across a bridge to catch a train bound for Trichi. Sowmya is running away to make sense of the events that had seized her body and her mind, and had ripped apart her world. She is determined to flee her destiny of numbing isolation within her community, the Brahmins of the Thanjavur district in South India. Her plans pivot when she meets a devadasi--an aging dancer--in her compartment. When the woman Mallika opens her drawstring bag and buys Sowmya her dinner, Sowmya recognizes what she needs to overcome her own condition, that of a young woman in possession of a thin cotton sari, a head shorn clean, and little else. She asks Mallika how she too can achieve that kind of power--the power to open a bag and pull out money. Thus begins Sowmya's transformation in the city by the sea, Madras, which is in the grip of its own political and social changes while India is struggling to seize its independence from the imperial British raj. Here she learns the beauty of dance from Mallika, and the sweetness and agony of falling in love with a married man. The cinema brings unimagined opportunities and all the power and riches that she could desire, but it also consumes her relentlessly. When a letter arrives, Sowmya begins her quest to regain everything that had been lost when she once lived in that small village tucked into a little bend of the Kaveri River. Hear Champa Bilwakesh reading from Desire of the Moth here: http://voicethread.com/myvoice/#thread/5863247/30058528/31699244

The Moth Catcher

The Moth Catcher

A Vera Stanhope Mystery

  • Author: Ann Cleeves
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books
  • ISBN: 1250105439
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 400
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Life seems perfect in the quiet community of Valley Farm. Then a shocking discovery shatters the silence. The owners of a big country house have employed a house-sitter, a young ecologist, to look after the place while they’re away. But his dead body is found by the side of the lane—a lonely place to die. When DI Vera Stanhope arrives on the scene, she finds the body of a second man. What the two victims seem to have in common is a fascination with studying moths—and with catching these beautiful, intriguing creatures. The others who live in Valley Farm have secrets too: Lorraine’s calm demeanor belies a more complex personality; Annie and Sam’s daughter, Lizzie, is due to be released from prison; and Nigel watches, silently, every day, from his window. As Vera is drawn into the claustrophobic world of this increasingly strange community, she realizes that there may be many deadly secrets trapped there . . .

The Moth

The Moth

  • Author: H. G. Wells
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781722993757
  • Category:
  • Page: 26
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The Moth by H. G. Wells First published in the Pall Mall Gazette in 1895, this dark tale from master storyteller, H. G. Wells gives an account of the truly maddening battle for scientific supremacy between two notable entomologists. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.

The Moth Hunters

The Moth Hunters

Aboriginal Prehistory of the Australian Alps

  • Author: Josephine Flood
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Aboriginal Australians
  • Page: 388
  • View: 8564
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Millie the Moth

Millie the Moth

  • Author: Charles E. Kelly
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1503538591
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 24
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This is a story about a moth who is unhappy with her appearance so she tries various things to make herself more beautiful. Each time she tries, something goes wrong. The final time she tries , it almost costs her her life. She finally discovers why she looks the way she does.