Deer Meat, Dance Moves and Motherhood - Joyce Maynard

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Deer Meat, Dance Moves and Motherhood

A young mother is obsessed with creating an absolutely perfect life for her children; Moth founder George Dawes Green details a bizarre interruption during a beloved poker game in Georgia and a little boy’s dreamy childhood comes to a screeching halt on a North Carolina highway.

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17:59
Love is the Best Art of All

by Joyce Maynard

A woman discovers that even the most elaborate holidays can't protect her children from the pain of growing up.

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13:58
The Haunted Freezer

by George Dawes Green

The founder of The Moth details a bizarre interruption during a poker game in Georgia.

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11:05
My Hero

by Kevin R. Free

A little boy’s dreamy childhood comes to a screeching halt on a North Carolina highway.

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Joyce Maynard

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Joyce, her daughter Audrey, and her son Charlie (a.k.a. Captain Planet, 24 years after writing the note in the story). Photo courtesy Joyce Maynard.

After Her Hc Revised

Joyce’s latest book, After Her: A Novel, from William Morrow Publishers, is coming out August 20th and now available for preorder.

Kevin R. Free

A little boy’s dreamy childhood comes to a screeching halt on a North Carolina highway.

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Kevin’s parents.

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Kevin at a young age.

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Kevin versus Santa Claus. All photos courtesy Kevin R. Free.

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