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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWinner of the Sophie Brody Medal • An NBCC Finalist for 2016 Award for Fiction • ALA Carnegie Medal Finalist for Excellence in Fiction • Wall Street Journal’s Best Novel of the Year • A New York Times Notable Book of the Year • A Washington Post Best Book of the Year • An NPR Best Book of the Year • A Slate Best Book of the Year • A Christian Science Monitor Top 15 Fiction Book of the Year • A New York Magazine Best Book of the Year • A San Francisco Chronicle Book of the Year • A Buzzfeed Best Book of the Year • A New York Post Best Book of the YeariBooks Novel of the Year • An Amazon Editors’ Top 20 Book of the Year • #1 Indie Next Pick • #1 Amazon Spotlight Pick • A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice • A BookPage Top Fiction Pick of the Month • An Indie Next Bestseller
- A Google User
Review: Moonglow Following on the heels of his New York Times bestselling novel TELEGRAPH AVENUE, Pulitzer Prizewinning author Michael Chabon delivers another literary masterpiece: a novel of truth and lies, family legends, and existential adventure and the forces that work to destroy us. In 1989, fresh from the publication of his first novel, THE MYSTERIES OF PITTSBURGH, Michael Chabon traveled to his mother’s
- A Google User
Moonglow Chabon’s (Telegraph Avenue) charming and elegantly structured novel is presented as a memoir by a narrator named Mike who shares several autobiographical details with Chabon (for one, they’re both novelists who live in the Bay Area). Mike’s memoir is concerned less with his own life than with the lives of his deceased maternal Jewish grandparents, who remain unnamed. His grandfather—whose
- Mike Graddy
Delicious! You really can practically taste this book; it’s easily the best thing I’ve read in the last few years, and I’m already looking at/pricing his other works for ASAP consumption. Finally an author WORTH reading again!
- Mitch Roper
Best novel of 2016 Absolutely masterful from beginning to end. In my opinion, his best work yet.
- Melvin Smith
Job Get. Woman
LibraryThing Review Couldn’t get into this one. Disjointed memoir of the author’s grandfather, moving between a variety of time periods and surrounding characters.
LibraryThing Review This book just got better as you went along. Wonderful character development and beautiful background descriptions. Clearly the presence of the moon was in so many scenes, but what was the significance of the matches on the cover?
LibraryThing Review Does he ever write a bad book. It was dense with characters, information and issues. Well worth the many pages and complexity.
LibraryThing Review Excellent story that features clear prose and a compelling narrative. The nonsequential timing of rhte story is one of my favorite devices.
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (with bonus content): A Novel
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZEThe beloved award winning The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier Clay a Michael Chabon masterwork is the American epic of two boy geniuses named Joe Kavalier and Sammy Clay Now with special bonus material by Michael Chabon A towering swash buckling thrill of a book Newsweek hailed as Chabon s magnum opus The New York Review of Books The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier Clay is a triumph of originality imagination and storytelling an exuberant irresistible novel that begins in New York City in 1939 A young escape artist and budding magician named Joe Kavalier arrives on the doorstep of his cousin Sammy Clay While the long shadow of Hitler falls across Europe America is happily in thrall to the Golden Age of comic books and in a distant corner of Brooklyn Sammy is looking for a way to cash in on the craze He finds the ideal partner in the aloof artistically gifted Joe and together they embark on an adventure that takes them deep into the heart of Manhattan and the heart of old fashioned American ambition From the shared fears dreams and desires of two teenage boys they spin comic book tales of the heroic fascist fighting Escapist and the beautiful mysterious Luna Moth otherworldly mistress of the night Climbing from the streets of Brooklyn to the top of the Empire State Building Joe and Sammy carve out lives and careers as vivid as cyan and magenta ink Spanning continents and eras this superb book by one of America s finest writers remains one of the defining novels of our modern American age NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFinalist for the PEN Faulkner Award National Book Critics Circle Award and Los Angeles Times Book PrizeWinner of the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award and the New York Society Library Book AwardNamed one of the 10 Best Books of the Decade by Entertainment Weekly
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
Chabon s sensational debut novel the coming of age story of Art Bechstein a recent graduate whose life is forever changed by one sultry summerArt Bechstein may be too young to know what he wants to do with his life but he knows what he doesn t want the life of his father a man who laundered money for the mob Bechstein spends the summer after his graduation from a Pittsburgh university searching for his future and finding his own sort of trouble with brilliant and seductive new friends erudite unscrupulous Arthur Lecomte mercurial Phlox and Cleveland a poetry reciting biker Insightful and energetic The Mysteries of Pittsburghbeautifully renders the hard edges of a blue collar city and the charm of its local characters This ebook features a biography of the author
The wise wildly funny story of a self destructive writer s lost weekend by a Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times bestselling author Chicago Tribune A wildly successful first novel made Grady Tripp a young star and seven years later he still hasn t grown up He s now a writing professor in Pittsburgh plummeting through middle age stuck with an unfinishable manuscript an estranged wife a pregnant girlfriend and a talented but deeply disturbed student named James Leer During one lost weekend at a writing festival with Leer and debauched editor Terry Crabtree Tripp must finally confront the wreckage made of his past decisions Mordant but humane Wonder Boys features characters as loveably flawed as any in American fiction This ebook features a biography of the author
The Final Solution: A Story of Detection
In The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay prose magician Michael Chabon conjured the golden age of comic books interwining history legend and story telling verve In The Final Solution he has condensed his boundless vision to create a short suspenseful tale of compassion and wit that re imagines the classic 19th century detective story In deep retirement in the English countryside an 89 year old man vaguely recollected by the locals as a once famous detective is more concerned with his bookkeeping than his fellow man Into his life wanders Linus Steinman nine years old and mute who has escaped from Nazi Germany with his sole companion an African grey parrot What is the meaning of the mysterious strings of German numbers the bird spews out a top secret SS code The keys to a series of Swiss bank accounts Or do they hold a significance at once more prosaic and far more sinister Though the solution to this last case may be beyond even the reach of the once famed sleuth the true story of the boy and his parrot is subtly revealed to the reader in a wrenching resolution to this brilliant homage The Final Solution is a work from a master story teller at the height of his powers