Issue 54 / Winter 2015
The stories we hear, the tales we tell
Issue #54 is full of family lore–the stories we grow up hearing and the tales we, in turn, tell. Like the night we hit the deer, or Dad’s close encounter with a serial killer, or the time Grandma saved the village from the Germans … Every family has at least one story like this–but is it true? (And, if it’s a good enough story, does it matter whether it’s true?)
Plus, we explore the special challenges of writing about family; writers travel in search of missing stories; and Rick Bragg reflects on the process of interviewing living legend Jerry Lee Lewis.
R. Reese Fuller
J. Anders Gilmore
Sejal H. Patel
Bad tattoos, unintended pregnancies, medical errors, and more
Real, personal stories
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