Second Saturday Book Group – Moonglow —Michael Chabon

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Date(s) - 12/09/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


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MoonglowMichael Chabon

This book chronicles the narrator’s discussions with his family, particularly his mother and dying grandfather. A multi-generational saga of a Jewish family’s secrets, lies, and loves— an autobiography wrapped in a novel disguised as a memoir, with some of these memories set in Florida.  The narrator functions as a proxy for the author, Chabon.     2016 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction finalist, plus lots of other awards.  In 2000 Chabon won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay.

Why?  Chabon is a highly praised contemporary author and Pulitzer winner, and, since this sounds like a great family story, I thought it was time we checked into his work. This story covers much of our lifetime. Also, one of my former students who now is an Indiana high school English teacher herself highly recommended Chabon and Moonglow on Facebook, and this teacher loves learning from her students.