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
New this week: Moonglow by Michael Chabon; I’ll Take You There by Wally Lamb; Morning, Paramin by Derek Walcott and Peter Doig; Selected Poems 1968-2014 by Paul Muldoon; and a new Richard Pevear translation of Alexander Pushkin’s complete...Show More Summary
Actually, Moving to the Moon Sounds Pretty Good Right About Now by Erik Henriksen A rt is hostage to its time. When I started Michael Chabon’s Moonglow, before Donald Trump was elected president, my reasons were simple: It was the new novel from an author whose work I’ve loved. Show More Summary
Christine Pivovar reviews Moonglow by Michael Chabon today in Rumpus Books.
Writing about one’s own grandparents presents both a paradox and a possibility. All the things they did and who they were and how they lived—not to mention the traumas they suffered—all shove us in the back as we become adults, aware of the particular ways they might have screwed up our parents (who, in turn, have screwed us up). Show More Summary
Opening with a quote from Wernher Von Braun, followed quickly by the image of a rocket—a photocopied advertisement, rather than one screaming across the sky—Michael Chabon’s latest, Moonglow, begins with an invocation of Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow. Show More Summary
In case you’re confused, rest assured that Michael Chabon’s new book, Moonglow, is 99 percent fiction, and any resemblance between him and the memoirist narrating it (also named Michael Chabon) is nothing more than trickery. Nor should this sleight of hand be unexpected: From the Pulitzer-winning The Amazing Adventures of ... More »
When Michael Chabon was eleven years old, he decided that the world was a broken place. “When my parents separated and divorced, it completely upended everything that I thought I knew,” Chabon said recently, on the phone from his home, in Berkeley, California. Show More Summary
Look for new books from Wally Lamb, Carrie Fisher and Michael Chabon.
Michael Chabon talks about his new novel, and Blanche Wiesen Cook discusses the third volume of her biography of Eleanor Roosevelt.
“Moonglow,” Michael Chabon’s new novel, blends elements of fiction and memoir.
A work of fiction by Michael Chabon.