Rediscover the World's Greatest Stories

Frank Lavallo hosts two readers and the three of them summarize the world’s greatest works of classic literature, giving their reactions along the way. If SparkNotes had an audio best friend, it would be us!

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"The Moon is Down" by John Steinbeck

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S4 Ep 6

Host: Frank Lavallo

Readers: Scott & Ildi Rich

Endnotes: Ted Schwartz

Author: John Steinbeck

Year of Publication: 1942

Plot: The Moon is Down tells the tale of port town that exports coal until it is overrun by an invading army. The mayor of the town struggles to keep control as the occupiers force him to serve as their puppet.

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