Moonglow

Moonglow

A Novel

Book - 2016
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A man bears witness to his grandfather's deathbed confessions, which reveal his family's long-buried history and his involvement in a mail-order novelty company, World War II, and the space program.
Publisher: Toronto :, HarperCollinsPublishers,, [2016]
Edition: First Canadian edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781443418706
Branch Call Number: FIC CHA
Characteristics: 430 pages : illustration ; 24 cm

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COURIER3
Aug 07, 2017

Could not get into this book Skipped it.!

JCLMELODYK Feb 10, 2017

What great characters and amazing story. This fictional nonfiction is one of my favorite recent reads.

SPL_Shauna Jan 24, 2017

Based extremely loosely on stories Chabon's grandfather told him on his deathbed, I expected this to be a sad, sad book. It was not. Rather, it was a celebration of the many absolute characters in Chabon's family, and their extremely strange adventures through WWII and into Chabon's childhood. Moonglow is a strong offering fans of Chabon will enjoy.

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EmilyEm
Jan 03, 2017

Mike Chabon writes a seeming memoir of his grandfather, but as the book jacket says what we have is ‘a lie that tells the truth, a work of fictional nonfiction, an autobiography wrapped in a novel disguised as a memoir.’ What a story. What a grandfather and grandmother.

Be sure to read the acknowledgements! Those of us coming of age in post-WW II America will find many reminders of those years when the race to land men on the moon took the nation’s attentions and filled its dreams. Highly recommended.

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GummiGirl
Dec 27, 2016

Beautifully written, with characters and settings you won't forget.

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