The Moth and Moon
Author: Glenn Quigley
Publisher: Ninestar Press, LLC
In the summer of 1780, on the tiny island of Merryapple, burly fisherman Robin Shipp lives a simple, quiet life in a bustling harbour town where most of the residents dislike him due to the actions of his father. With a hurricane approaching, he nonetheless convinces the villagers to take shelter in the one place big enough to hold them all--the ancient, labyrinthine tavern named the Moth & Moon. While trapped with his neighbours during the raging storm, Robin inadvertently confronts more than the weather, and the results could change everything.
"From storytelling [radio hour] The Moth, a collection about risk, courage, and facing the unknown, drawn from the ... stories .. told on their stages, [featuring] voices both familiar and new. Storytellers include Louis C.K., Tig Notaro, John Turturro, and Meg Wolitzer, as well as a hip hop 'one hit wonder, ' an astronomer gazing at the surface of Pluto for the first time, and a young female spy risking everything as part of Churchill's 'secret army' during World War II. They share their ventures into uncharted territory--and how their lives were changed forever by what they found there"--
Author: Matt Jasper
Publisher: Blazevox Books
Poetry. "The Roman poet Petronius once avowed that, considered rightly, there is shipwreck everywhere. In MOTH MOON, Matt Jasper goes farther still, proving time and again that shipwreck is a treasure unto itself, a perfect emerald before and after all mishap. Here, vision is rewarded with new eyes, and I am grateful for the news"--Donald Revell. "You should appreciate his work so he doesn't feel sad or kill people or start a new country and cause genocide"--Tao Lin. "I like Jasper's poems. The short poem 'Flight, ' for example, is a little miracle in the way that it allows me to see through the words into a wordless and darkly ecstatic experience"--Franz Wright
A painfully shy old man has approached Professors Gadling, Gauntraker and Ampersand with an extraordinary archeological find: early human remains that don't fit in with anything known to science. Soon, Sam, Zara, Ben, Marcia and Adam are joining the professors on an expedition to a remote island in South-East Asia to investigate further. But the island contains a secret more astonishing than anything they could have imagined, and a dangerous, deadly enemy is on the trail . . .
Whisper of the Moon Moth
Author: Lindsay Jayne Ashford
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
"[I]nspired by the real-life story of movie actress Merle Oberon, what follows is my interpretation of the facts, interwoven with some sequences that are purely imaginary..." --"Author's note" (4 pages before page 1).
Riding with the Blue Moth
Author: Bill Hancock, Jim Nantz
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
After the death of his son, Will, in the 2001 airplane crash that took the lives of nine additional members of the Oklahoma State basketball team and support staff, Hancock's 2,747-mile journey from the Pacific to the Atlantic became more than just a distraction. It became a pilgrimage. Photos.
Author: Anita Endrezze
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Anita Endrezze has deep memories. Her father was a Yaqui Indian. Her mother traced her heritage to Slovenia, Germany, Romania, and Italy. And her stories seem to bubble up from this ancestral cauldron. Butterfly Moon is a collection of short stories based on folk tales from around the world. But its stories are set in the contemporary, everyday world. Or are they? Endrezze tells these stories in a distinctive and poetic voice. Fantasy often intrudes into reality. Alternate “realities” and shifting perspectives lead us to question our own perceptions. Endrezze is especially interested in how humans hide feelings or repress thoughts by developing shadow selves. In “Raven’s Moon,” she introduces the shadow concept with a Black Moon, the “unseen reflection of the known.” (Of course the story is about a witch couple who seem very much in love.) The title character in “The Wife Who Lived on Wind” is an ogress who lives in a world somewhat similar to our own, but only somewhat. “The Vampire and the Moth Woman” reveals shape-shifters living among us. Not surprisingly, Trickster appears in these tales. As in Native American stories, Trickster might be a fox or a coyote or a raven or a human—or something in between. “White Butterflies” and “Where the Bones Are” both deal with devastating diseases that swept through Yaqui country in the 1530s. Underneath their surfaces are old Yaqui folktales that feature the greatest Trickster of all: Death (and his little brother Fate). Enjoyably disturbing, these stories linger—deep in our memory.
A Luna Moth's Life
Author: Melissa Stewart
Publisher: Childrens Press
Examines the life cycle of a Nature Upclose: A Luna Moth's Life
I Know the Moon
Author: Stephen Axel Anderson
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
When the animals of the night cannot agree on just what the moon is, they turn to the Man of Science to settle their dispute, but they are not satisfied with the answer he gives them.
The Moon Moth
Author: Jack Vance, Humayoun Ibrahim
Edwer Thissell has to conduct a murder investigation on a planet where everyone wears masks and plays complicated musical instruments to denote their social status.
The Moth Diaries
Author: Rachel Klein
At an exclusive boarding school in the late 1960's, an unnamed girl keeps a journal so that she can read it some day and "know exactly what happened to me when I was sixteen."
Feeling quite ordinary, a plain gray moth sadly compares itself to its more exotic kin, such as the Luna Moth, the Spider Moth, and the Hummingbird Moth. And the little moth feels even worse when a young girl sees it and says "Eww!" But things change when her brother explains that this particular type of moth is his favorite kind of insect. Maybe an ordinary moth is really extraordinary after all. Back matter includes fascinating moth facts, along with a special activity.
The Clancys of Queens
Author: Tara Clancy
Publisher: Broadway Books
Fifth-generation New Yorker, third-generation bartender, and first-generation author Tara Clancy was raised in three wildly divergent homes: a converted boat shed in working-class Queens, a geriatric commune of feisty Brooklyn-born Italians, and a sprawling Hamptons estate she visited every other weekend. From scheming and gambling with her force-of-nature grandmother, to brawling with eleven-year-old girls on the concrete recess battle yard of MS 172, to hours lounging on Adirondack chairs next to an immaculate croquet lawn, to holding court beside Joey O'Dirt, Goiter Eddy, and Roger the Dodger at her dad's local bar, Tara leapfrogs across these varied spheres, delivering stories from each world with originality, grit, and outrageous humor. Chock-full of characters who escape the popular imaginings of New York City, it offers a bold portrait of real people, whose stories are largely absent from our shelves. Most crucially, it captures--an inimitable prose--the rarely heard voices of New York's working-class women. --