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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 22 November 2016
  • ISBN : 9781443418720
  • Page : 448 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 46 voters

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Following on the heels of his New York Times–bestselling novel Telegraph Avenue, Pulitzer Prize–winning 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 home in Oakland, California, to visit his terminally ill grandfather. Tongue loosened by powerful painkillers, memory stirred by the imminence of death, Chabon’s grandfather shared recollections and told stories the younger man had never heard before, uncovering bits and pieces of a history long buried and forgotten. That dreamlike week of revelations forms the basis of the novel Moonglow, the latest feat of legerdemain in the ongoing magic act that is the art of Michael Chabon. Moonglow unfolds as the deathbed confession, made to his grandson, of a man the narrator refers to only as “my grandfather.” It is a tale of madness, of war and adventure, of sex and desire and ordinary love, of existential doubt and model rocketry, of the shining aspirations and demonic underpinnings of American technological accomplishment at mid-century and, above all, of the destructive impact—and the creative power—of the keeping of secrets and the telling of lies. A gripping, poignant, tragicomic, scrupulously researched and wholly imaginary transcript of a life that spanned the dark heart of the twentieth century, Moonglow is also a tour de force of speculative history in which Chabon attempts to reconstruct the mysterious origins and fate of Chabon Scientific, Co., an authentic mail-order novelty company whose ads for scale models of human skeletons, combustion engines and space rockets were once a fixture in the back pages of Esquire, Popular Mechanics and Boy’s Life. Along the way Chabon devises and reveals, in bits and pieces whose hallucinatory intensity is matched only by their comic vigor and the radiant moonglow of his prose, a secret history of his own imagination. From the Jewish slums of prewar South Philadelphia to the invasion of Germany, from a Florida retirement village to the penal utopia of New York’s Wallkill Prison, from the heyday of the space program to the twilight of “the American Century,” Moonglow collapses an era into a single life and a lifetime into a single week. A lie that tells the truth, a work of fictional non-fiction, an autobiography wrapped in a novel disguised as a memoir, Moonglow is Chabon at his most daring, his most moving, his most Chabonesque.

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Moonglow

Moonglow
  • Author : Michael Chabon
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-11-22
  • ISBN : 9781443418720
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Following on the heels of his New York Times–bestselling novel Telegraph Avenue, Pulitzer Prize–winning 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 home in Oakland, California, to visit his terminally ill grandfather. Tongue loosened by powerful painkillers, memory stirred by

Moonglow

Moonglow
  • Author : Michael Chabon
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-11-22
  • ISBN : 9780062225573
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Winner 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

Moonglow

Moonglow
  • Author : Michael Chabon
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Australia
  • Release Date : 2016-12-01
  • ISBN : 9781460707852
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Pulitzer Prize-winning 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 home in Oakland, California, to visit his terminally ill grandfather. Tongue loosened by powerful painkillers, memory stirred by the imminence of death, Chabon's grandfather shared recollections and told stories the younger man

Moonglow

Moonglow
  • Author : Michael Griffo
  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Release Date : 2013-03-01
  • ISBN : 9780758280732
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From the author of the acclaimed Archangel Academy vampire trilogy comes a stunning new series about a girl determined to defy her fate--and reclaim her future. . . Something strange is going on with Dominy Robineau. All her friends in Weeping Water, Nebraska, have noticed--and it's way beyond teenage blues. As weeks pass, Dom grows consumed by anger, aggression, and violence, and she seems powerless to stop it. Then she turns sixteen, and things get really dangerous. When her best friend is

Midnight at Moonglow's

Midnight at Moonglow's
  • Author : K. C. Sherwood
  • Publisher : Abbott Press
  • Release Date : 2014-03
  • ISBN : 9781458214492
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Casey Parker is having the time of her life leaping in and out of books through her uncle's magical bookshop, Moonglow's, when she finds a strange little black book with her name listed in it. Uncle Walt's name is there too, along with his life story and that of every other owner the bookshop has ever had. As Casey and Uncle Walt begin to investigate the mysterious rhymes contained in the book, Uncle Walt becomes permanently trapped in a book

Operation Moonglow

Operation Moonglow
  • Author : Teasel Muir-Harmony
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2020-11-24
  • ISBN : 9781541699861
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The moon landing was an important moment in history, but many forget what was happening behind the scenes -- discover the groundbreaking political history of the Apollo program in this riveting exploration of America's space missions. Since July 1969, Neil Armstrong's first step on the Moon has represented the pinnacle of American space exploration and a grand scientific achievement. Yet, as Smithsonian curator Teasel Muir-Harmony argues in Operation Moonglow, its primary purpose wasn't advancing science. Rather, it was part of a

The Moonglow Sisters

The Moonglow Sisters
  • Author : Lori Wilde
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-03-03
  • ISBN : 9780062953100
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It’s Jill Shalvis meets Susan Mallery in this gorgeous novel by New York Times bestselling author Lori Wilde about three sisters, one small town, a wedding, and the summer that changes everything. Welcome to Moonglow Cove, Texas, a place where your neighbors know your name and the gentle waves of the Gulf of Mexico lap lazily against the sands. It’s a magical spot, especially in the summertime… Once the town was the home of the Clark sisters—brought

Moonglow

Moonglow
  • Author : Katherine Sutcliffe,Maggie Shayne,Lindsay Longford,Angie Ray
  • Publisher : Berkley
  • Release Date : 1998
  • ISBN : 042516571X
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Four bewitching new tales of moonlight, magic, and romance. In Angie Ray's "Shades of Moonlight", after the death of a Regency rake, a lovely lady unexpectedly inherits his house--and finds it occupied by his seductive ghost. In Lindsay Longford's "Midnight Lover", a young widow is inexplicably drawn to a mysterious statue in her garden at midnight and dreams of a sultry stranger. Plus, "Musketeer by Moonlight" by Maggie Shayne and "The Wolf Keeper" by Katherine Sutcliffe.