Listening for the Crack of Dawn

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Listening for the Crack of Dawn

By Donald Davis

August House Publishers, Paperback, 9780874836059, 220pp.

Publication Date: December 15, 2005

After ten years as a cult favorite, the award-winning stories of Donald Davis -- first collected in book form a decade ago -- are reason for celebration with every new reader

Audiences at storytelling festivals worldwide are passionate about Donald Davis and his deceptively soft-edged Appalachian stories. Developed in oral performance, Davis' stories resonate in the experiences of his listeners and readers.

The fourteen stories in this, his signature title, are so convincingly private as to be universal. The laughter, silent tears, and thunderous applause these stories elicit in live performance -- and the many repeat-buyers who give the book to friend after friend -- prompted us to commemorate them in this anniversary edition.

About the Author
Donald Davis grew up near Waynesville, NC, before attending Davidson College. After earning a BA in English there, he graduated from Duke University Divinity School. For over 20 years, he was a minister in the United Methodist Church. In 1989, he became a full-time storyteller. He now tours the country, making approximately 300 storytelling presentations annually. He is a regular headliner at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN, and at the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival in Orem, UTthe largest such festival in the West, attracting over 25,000 people. He lives on Ocracoke Island, NC.