The finalists have been announced for this year’s National Book Critics Circle Awards. In the nonfiction category, last year’s National Book Award winner, Ibram X. Kendi, is recognized alongside Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen, and the fiction section is filled out with literary stars like Zadie Smith, Michael Chabon, ... More »
Jane Mayer and Ann Patchett are also among the 30 finalists in six categories.
Zadie Smith, Michael Chabon, Louise Erdrich, Ann Patchett, Jane Mayer, Robert Pinsky, Marion Coutts, and Peter Orner are there; Margaret Atwood's getting a lifetime achievement award - but conspicuously missing is one of 2016's biggest successes, a National Book Award winner and Oprah pick.
In hardcover:Alexander Freed's Rogue One is up five spots, finishing the week at number 11.Michael Chabon’s Moonglow is down four positions, ending the week at number 15.In paperback:Ernest Cline's Ready Player One is down two spots, finishing the week at number 12 (trade paperback).
From a NYT article about the writer Ayelet Waldman — wife of novelist Michael Chabon. Waldman is taking microdoses of LSD to treat depression. The teenager caught her erstwhile-depressed mother humming, talking about the blue sky, making...Show More Summary
In hardcover:Michael Chabon’s Moonglow is up two positions, ending the week at number 11.James Luceno's Star Wars: Catalyst returns at number 15.Alexander Freed's Rogue One debuts at number 16.In paperback:Stephen King's The Bazaar of...Show More Summary
The novelist credits tiny hits of psychedelic acid with salvaging her marriage to Michael Chabon. And maybe her life.
In hardcover:Michael Chabon’s Moonglow is up one position, ending the week at number 13.In paperback:Ernest Cline's Ready Player One is up four spots, finishing the week at number 8 (trade paperback).Stephen King's The Bazaar of Bad Dreams is up five positions, ending the week at number 9.
In hardcover:Anne Rice’s Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis debuts at number 7.Michael Chabon’s Moonglow is down three positions, ending the week at number 14.In paperback:Ted Chiang's Story of Your Life and Others is up two spots,...Show More Summary
Spend your weekend reading Michael Chabon's new novel 'Moonglow.'
In hardcover:Michael Chabon’s Moonglow debuts at number 11.James Luceno's Star Wars: Catalyst is down seven spots, finishing the week at number 17.In paperback:Stephen King's The Bazaar of Bad Dreams is up five positions, ending theShow More Summary
Holiday Books Gift Guide: Fascinating fiction to give and get this holiday season Dec. 1, 2016 Skip to: Fiction Pageturners Romance Sci-Fi / Fantasy Poetry Full guide Fiction Moonglow Michael Chabon Harper, 28.99 Inspired by stories Chabon was told by his grandfather on hisdeathbed, this beautifully-wrought...
by Julia Cook Don't miss Chabon's reading at the Central Library at 7:00 p.m. today! Michael Chabon’s Moonglow is a life spilled out between painkillers and pudding cups. The fictional memoir focuses on “Mike” Chabon’s ailing, closed-off grandfather. Show More Summary
“There is no actual control,” a character says in Moonglow, Michael Chabon’s slippery novel-wrapped-in-memoir-wrapped-in-more-novel. “It’s all just probabilities and contingencies, wriggling around like cats in a bag.” I haven’t chosen this quote to start my review because of its thematic resonance. Show More Summary
Some of the participants include Newbery Medal winner Neil Gaiman, Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Chabon, and National Book Award winner Joyce Carol Oates.
Winter is arriving in Southern California — it’s time to break out the long-sleeved shirts (sorry, snowy lands, you can keep your parkas) and settle in with a good book. THE BIG STORY Michael Chabon’s new novel “Moonglow” was inspired by a story his grandfather told on his deathbed. The novel is...
Fatherhood has long fascinated Michael Chabon. In one of the essays included in the 2009 collection “Manhood for Amateurs,” the writer traced his own longing to be a father to his childhood affection for the “Free to Be … You and Me” animated television special, which included a cartoon segment...
Our narrator is spending the last ten days of his grandfather’s life with him in his mother’s house, learning a great deal about his grandfather’s, his grandmother’s and his mother’s lives. Review by Dean Fetzer Bookshots: Pumping new...Show More Summary
Michael Chabon's new novel is written as a memoir.
Memoirs are bullshit to some degree. I don’t mean memoirists are liars; some might be, most are not. I know memoirists try to be scrupulous and try not to deviate from what they remember. It’s the last few words of my sentence where the bullshit comes in. Show More Summary