Issue 54 / Winter 2015


54 / Lost Truths & Family Legends

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.

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