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Moonglow

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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 usIn 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 'Moonglow' has been looked up 2315 times is no one's favorite word yet has been added to 3 lists has 1 comment and is not a valid SCRABBLE word Michael Chabon I love your classy name your books and your wonderful talented courageous wife author Ayelet Waldman So before I begin my review I have a few things to say local boyI own every physical book written by 'both' Michael and Ayelet BAY AREA AUTHORS spotlight voices within the Jewish Community both bright adorable an inspiring married couple I have a deep love for Ayelet I feel a primal connection woman to woman wife to wife mother to mother Jew to Jew When Netgalley and Edelweiss both turned my reuest down for Moonglow and Ayelet's new 'soon to be released' book called A Really Good Day How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood My Marriage and My LifeI kinda laughed OF COURSE Jewish Karma I must own their PHYSICAL books When I told Ayelet that I was turned down for an arc of her new book when I saw her a few weeks ago she offered to step in and get a book to me I saiddon't I can handle it I'll get a copy myself Thanks anyway Ayelet Can't wait to read her book too Moonglow fictional nonfiction is a lovely physical book I especially like the inside black white moon artwork when you first open the book It was easy to imagine Michael listening to his grandfathers final confessions 10 straight days before he diedbeing privy to the lies conflicts and secrets that his grandfather had kept secretUnderneath the humor it was inevitably painful for his grandfather and grandmother to deal with pain loss grief upsets death suffering of any kind They would avoid or minimize talking about anything that was negative Instead they would lie to each other hold onto secrets thinking it was their best option Michael was able to see in those last ten days of his grandfathers life just how crushing his grandparents marriage really was at times due to all secrets lies they both kept hidden I appreciate Michael writing this book for a couple of reasons The I read it becomes clear how family bonds get stuck and pass down generation to generation behaviors that undercut destroy relationships Michael set out to change those patterns The secrets are out of the bagTerrific stories Terrific storytelling At the end of Michael's grandfathers life his doctor prescribed a powerful hydromorphone against the pain of bone cancer Michael begins his story by telling us what his grandfather was like as a child in South Philadelphia a wild kid who once threw a kitten out of a window The storytelling jumps around which slowed down my reading to be honest I didn't mind but several times I turned back pages to check datesWas I in the 60's or 80's The first 80 100 pages I read extra slowIt took me a little longer slow turd to understand the importance Rockets Missiles and Space Travel by Willy Ley a favorite book of grandfather was to him and just how big of a turning point that book might have been Michael's grandfather who normally drove to every shuttle firing had a silent boycott during the Apollo era shocking his parents on July 20 1969 after months of displaying fascination and excitement about the imminent manned landing on the moon he had abruptly declined to join his family when the entire population of earth was watching Neil Armstrong fulfill the lifelong dream that Von Braun and his grandfather both shared All he said wasthe way they have done it is totally wrong Years later he never wanted to miss a launch again I found Michael's grandfather fascinating At times I was cracking up His clothes for example Gramps I'm just going to call Michael's grandfather Gramps from here on outwas living in Florida after his wife died His daily uniform so to speak consisted of khaki shorts one of seven he purchased at Kmart to go with his one of seven polo shirts On his feet he wore leather sandals imitation Birkenstocks of Israeli manufacture with white tube socks Paul my husband told me don't ever let me wear tube socks with sandals when I become an old man cuteas this visual IS Paul's visual of BEING OLD Other parts were sad January 28 1986 was the 11th yahrzeit of his wife's death Michael's grandmother and Gramps was at the grave in Pennsylvania At the same time same day Tuesday an O ring failed at Cape Canaveral The shuttle began to break apart His grandfather did not know until he got back to his motor lodgeMichael called his grandfather that day as soon as he heard the newsGramps was saying Too goddamn cold 36° at launch Idiot bureaucrats Michael and his grandfather talked about the cemetery Michael says I know you miss her I wish you were still here Gramps says I'm glad she isn't If she saw the mess her grave is she be furious and she'd blame me Because I insisted on that cemetery We learn as much about Michael's grandmother as we do his grandfatherHer fortune telling cards The painful life she had growing up during the war her mental illness the private suffering and a lot about their marriage together I loved it and I couldn't help think about my own grandpa and grandma Cookie Who lived in Oakland and were in a Jewish home late in lifeI fully enjoyed the richness of family history honesty Jewish roots and Michael's devotion to family This book is a HUGE GIFT for the Jewish Community Jewish Book clubs all over the states will be having discussions I'll be reading this book again in the spring of 2017 with a group in the Bay Area This book was picked as THE BOOK of the YEAR for Jewish LearningA project of the Jewish Community Library Michael will be speaking all over the Bay Area in many months to come Congratulations Michael Cradle and All (43 Light Street in Oakland California to visit his terminally DISHDAA´W “La palabra se entreteje en la comida infinita” La vida de Abigail Mendoza Ruiz ill grandfather Tongue loosened by powerful painkillers memory stirred by the The Sun Witch (Fyne Witches, imminence of 'Moonglow' has been looked up 2315 times Awakening Your Soul Signature is no one's favorite word yet has been added to 3 lists has 1 comment and افسون زدگی جدید is not a valid SCRABBLE word Michael Chabon I love your classy name your books and your wonderful talented courageous wife author Ayelet Waldman So before I begin my review I have a few things to say local boyI own every physical book written by 'both' Michael and Ayelet BAY AREA AUTHORS spotlight voices within the Jewish Community both bright adorable an 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Odel rocketry of the shining aspirations and demonic underpinnings of American technological accomplishment at midcentury and above all of the destructive impact and the creative power of keeping secrets and telling lies It is a portrait of the difficult but passionate love between the narrator’s grandfather and his grandmother an enigmatic woman broken by her experience growing up in war torn France It is also a tour de force of speculative autobiography in which Chabon devises and reveals a secret history of his own imaginatio 45 StarsChabon’s Author’s Note at the beginning of Moonglow this states In preparing this memoir I have stuck to facts except when facts refused to conform with memory narrative purpose or the truth as I prefer to understand it Wherever liberties have been taken with names dates places events and conversations or with the identities motivations and interrelationships of family members and historical personages the reader is assured that they have been taken with due abandonMoonglow is an account perhaps fictionalized perhaps not of the lives of members of the family of Chabon with Chabon’s character as narrator His grandfather shared stories that were revealed under the influence of prescriptions for the pain he suffered from with bone cancer and shortly before his death A week of stories told revelations from his grandfather’s younger years Out of these stories comes Chabon’s story of his grandfather’s stint in prison his years in the horrors of WWII the draw that space held for him rockets the race to the Moon Stories about his grandmother who grew up in France during the war his mother his Uncle Fortune telling Skinless horses ”Ninety percent of everything he ever told me about his life I heard during its final ten days”There’s a dreamlike uality that wanders in and out of this story or stories you’re able to see what his grandfather saw and feel what his grandfather felt through the haze of time distance and pain Even without the drug induced fog his grandfather was never a reliable source of information ”Most of the uestions people asked you he felt were there to fill up dead space curtail your movements divert your energy and attention Anyway my grandfather and his emotions were never really on speaking terms” This novel was a finalist for the NBCC 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 Wall Street Journal Best Book of the Year a Slate Best Book of the Year a Christian 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 and a Buzzfeed Best Book of the Year In other words it has been lauded by those people that make LISTS of the best and the brightest So what can I say I loved it It might get a tiny bit bogged down once or twice or maybe that was just me having an unusually reading time interrupted and thus frustrating week but there was much about this that I loved It made me wish yet again that I could find some old tapes of my father interviewing some of his old flying buddies I loved the adventures this takes the reader on through New Jersey through Florida through Germany through different eras places Everything you've been telling me is true though rightWell it's all the way I remember it happening he said Beyond that I make no guaranteesSome books are read and go straight to the heart and stay there For me this was that kind of book I will remember the story but I doubt I will ever forget the way this went right to my heart

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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 for the novel Moonglow the latest feat of legerdemain from Pulitzer Prize winning author Michael Chabon Moonglow unfolds as the deathbed confession of a man the narrator refers to only as “my grandfather” It is a tale of madness of war and adventure of sex and marriage and desire of existential doubt and m Memoir fictional novel exaggerations or just Chabon's musings whichever way you choose to look at it just know this book was written with a great deal of love It shines through in the writingAs his grandfather laid dying he shared stories of his life with his grandson Let me tell you this man lived many different lives tried to kill his boss blow up a bridge spent time in prison worked for the space program designing model rockets and loved and married a woman with mental difficulties The novel goes back and forth different stages of his grandfathers life Michael discussing these thongs with his mother his mother's recollections and his grandmother's forays into mental illness I did think the coverage of rockets which was his grandfather's passion always was somewhat too lengthy and I admit to skimming some of these sections Yet the other events in his life than made up for this it was all so interesting almost voyeuristic looking into someone's personal history The funny and coincidental thing about this is that the only other book of Chabons that I read Wonder Boys featured a snake A snake was also an important part of this book occurring in his grandfather's life before he found out he was sick Rockets and snakes Well this is Chabon after allARC from publisher

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