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Moonglow
Moonglow | Michael Chabon
In 1989, fresh from the publication of his first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Michael Chabon traveled to his mothers home in Oakland, California, to visit his terminally ill grandfather. Tongue loosened by powerful painkillers, memory stirred by the imminence of death, Chabons 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 model rocketry, of the shining aspirations and demonic underpinnings of American technological accomplishment at midcentury, and, above all, of the destructive impactand the creative powerof keeping secrets and telling lies. It is a portrait of the difficult but passionate love between the narrators 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 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 Yorks Wallkill prison, from the heyday of the space program to the twilight of the American Century, the novel revisits an entire era through a single life and collapses a lifetime into a single week. A lie that tells the truth, a work of fictional nonfiction, an autobiography wrapped in a novel disguised as a memoir, Moonglow is Chabon at his most moving and inventive.
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shaynarae
Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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Mehso-so

The construction was interesting, interspersing historical, recent, and contemporary memories in an end-of-life recounting type of style in this memoir of the author learning about his grandfather more deeply. However, the book could hardly keep my attention. I cared very little about what was going on.

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Cinfhen
Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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#AyUpAugust Another book that‘s either a love/ hate with readers 🤷‍♀️ I totally fell for Chabon‘s grandfather a #MardyBum with a heart of gold. Chabon is telling the life of his grandfather as told to him in his dying days. He‘s a larger than life man - kind of Ove with a dash of Leo Gursky and some Sheldon Cooper, too! Blurred lines of truth & fiction fuse to create a wild tale.

Lola I love Michael Chabon and even though I bought this when it came out, I haven‘t read it yet 🙃 So glad to know you loved it! 6mo
KathyWheeler Chabon is a difficult author for me and I don‘t know why. I‘ve only finished one of the several books of his I‘ve started, (edited) 6mo
Cinfhen Hi @Lola 👋I think you‘re gonna love this book. But it takes some patience!! I hear you @KathyWheeler I own two others by him, but every time I pick them up I can‘t find my reading groove 🤷🏼‍♀️ 6mo
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BarbaraBB I read another one by him and am not up to this one yet 😉 6mo
Cinfhen That‘s one of the books I own but haven‘t read @BarbaraBB the other book is 6mo
KathyWheeler @Cinfhen I own those too. I didn‘t hate them when I started them, and I‘ve no clue why I didn‘t finish them. 6mo
Cinfhen I‘m willing to try again @KathyWheeler 6mo
squirrelbrain I‘ve head so many people recommend Kavalier and Clay @BarbaraBB but never read it myself.... 6mo
squirrelbrain 👍😁 We‘ve had some great #mardybums! ♥️😬 6mo
TracyReadsBooks Love the grandfather! I had a chance to see Chabon when he was on tour for the paperback edition of the book. He was really engaging and it was a fantastic event. 6mo
Cinfhen He must have been enjoyable to listen too @TracyReadsBooks 🤓and I agree @squirrelbrain lots of love for #MardyBum(s) 6mo
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JazzFeathers
Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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Been to a conference for the celebration of the first man on the moon last night. Enjoyed it a lot.

And afterward we watched the moon from the telescope... and could even take a pic 😍

She is indeed so beautiful.

Eyelit So cool! 6mo
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Billypar
Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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Pickpick

Lots of jokes before page 1, huh Mr. Chabon?
This isn't quite as metafictional as it sounds going in, but it is a phony memoir in the vein of Roth's Operation Shylock. The key difference is, instead of Chabon going on some kind of crazy adventure, he's relaying #thestory of his grandparents, as told to him by his dying grandfather. Like the other Chabon's I've read, I didn't gobble this up, just savored every word. Thanks for the rec @Cinfhen !

KarenUK I love the sound of this.... thanks for sharing. Stacked! 📚 7mo
Cinfhen I kind of got lost in the world of his grandfather ~ this was a strange one but I really liked it. I‘m glad it was a pick for you. 7mo
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Billypar @KarenUK Hope you like it! 7mo
Billypar @Cinfhen There's definitely many strange and memorable moments to get lost in. I also feel like he really nailed the voice of a certain kind of surly male personality of that generation- some parts reminded me of my own grandfather. 7mo
Cinfhen Same!! His grandpa reminded me a bit of Leo G. from 6mo
Suet624 This book sits on my shelf winking at me. It's coming close to the time that I read it. 6mo
Billypar @Suet624 That's an apt metaphor for this one- it winks at you while you read it too! 😉 6mo
Aimeesue 😂😂😂 6mo
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Egleason
Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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I joined a book club at work and I‘m realizing how infrequently I read adult literary fiction. So many big words lol. If you like memoir, family drama, mix with lots of shorter life stories woven together you‘ll like this. #bookclub

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Nitpickyabouttrains
Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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Pickpick

I love Chabon, who‘s repeating themes of storytelling, family history, and folk lore fit right into my happy place.

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Centique
Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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Pickpick

This is hard to review - parts of it I really liked and parts of it I didn‘t.
Ostensibly Chabon is telling the life of his grandfather as told to him in his dying days. He‘s a brusque, larger than life man - kind of Ove with a side of Macgyver and John McClane. There are some great WW2 and prison stories as well as his love his for Chabon‘s complex and mentally ill grandmother, a French refugee - a whole lot about rockets and the space race too⬇️

Centique I couldn‘t help but notice every female character at some point has their breast size explained - which made me roll my eyes. But over all some great, colourful adventures that I think I‘ll remember for a while. 3.5 maybe 4 stars? 12mo
CarolynM One of my book group friends loves this one (she loves everything by Michael Chabon) but I've never quite got there. 12mo
merelybookish This was all about the grandmother for me! But I found a lot of it long and slow. 12mo
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Centique @merelybookish she was fantastic wasn‘t she? Pity there wasn‘t the opportunity to hear her tell her story ☹️ 12mo
Centique @CarolynM this is only my second Chabon but I did love 12mo
Ruthiella I never catch that breast size thing. I always read right past it. I like Chabon but his books are always a little overly “clever” somehow. 🤔 (edited) 12mo
Centique @Ruthiella I don‘t usually notice either. I don‘t know why it leapt out at me this time (😂 unintended pun!) 12mo
Reggie I‘m glad to hear you like him because Kavalier and Clay is my next book. 12mo
Centique @Reggie I LOVED that book. Hope it works it‘s magic for you! 12mo
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GoldenGirl
Moonglow | Michael Chabon
Bailedbailed

I think I'm gonna bail on this book. I really was hoping for something more but it's really just the story of his grandfather (who is never named). While its semi-interesting it's not my cup of tea.

Aseleener I bailed on this one also. 1y
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Vocalities
Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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Is there anything better than a Chabon novel?

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BronteTime
Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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Finally got this! 428 pages. I better get started!

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DHill
Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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#audioworking. Maybe I‘ll finish the tagged book tonight. It‘s been going on forever. 😐

AmyG It‘s a slow read. Good book, though. 2y
RadicalReader @DHill Apple products galore oh my!! 2y
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DHill
Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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Audiowalking to this one, still. I feel like it‘s the never ending story. I just cannot get into it. Anyone else feel like this one just dragged on?

cobwebmoth I had very mixed feelings about this one. 2y
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kalinichta
Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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Pickpick

This book was a joy to read, and I think never knowing what might be true and what might be fabrication makes it even more fun. The members of Chabon's family glow with vibrancy. It is a wild ride of a life well-lived.

rubyslippersreads Now a picture of Dracula paddling a canoe is stuck in my head! 😂 2y
kalinichta @rubyslippersreads Right? I picture him with the oar in one hand, and him doing the hypnotism fingers with the other hand. 2y
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Read66
Moonglow | Michael Chabon
Pickpick

There are parts of the story that were wonderful (the reveal of Grandmothers secret) and other parts that could have been edited down a bit. Overall, though, a good read.

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DHill
Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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Jennick2004 Lovely! 2y
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kalinichta
Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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Some Chabon paired with Arrogant Bastard Ale. This book is so much fun.

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Centique
Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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#bookhaul

Ebook purchases with my Mothers Day voucher. Two thirds backlist - cos that‘s how I roll. 😂😂 But now I‘m thinking about how there are 48 unread books on my Kindle and another 70 on my bookshelf. Eeeeeek! #imustnotbuymorebooks #eveniftheyrecheap

TrishB Don‘t worry I have 400+ on both..... 2y
Andrew65 Think I have around 800-900 unread books on my physical shelf, a few hundred unread ebooks and around 10 -20 unread audiobooks!😱 📚 📚 📚 @TrishB (edited) 2y
Cinfhen Nice selections!!! Which one do u fancy first??? 2y
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Ruthiella Yay for backlist! I have to purposely direct my reading in that direction but find it very rewarding!😀 2y
Centique @TrishB @Andrew65 I knew there‘d be Littens with bigger unread shelves to make me feel better! 2y
Centique @Ruthiella I love backlist because I started a TBR back in the 90s and I‘m still wading through it slowly! 2y
Centique @Cinfhen I‘ve stuck them on my list for the end of the year unless I get excited and shift the order of things. The Josephine Tey was already earlier on the list so that‘ll be first. (Yes my list obsession could be/probably is banana pants 🍌👖) 😂😂😂 2y
Cathythoughts Nice selection you have there. I believe the M OFarrel is great 2y
batsy Nice! Can I join the club? #backlistrollers 2y
Centique @batsy absolutely! We may need @LeahBergen too 😍 #backlistrollers 2y
Centique @Cathythoughts that one sounds so fascinating to me. I‘ve been around emergency situations and terminal illnesses a fair few times, so I‘m hoping it will resonate with me. 🤞🙏 2y
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DHill
Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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I‘ve been away from this one for awhile but I‘m ready to give it another try.

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AMVP
Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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Haven't really explored Chabon beyond K&C, but from what I've read so far, I'm really going to enjoy this one.

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Aseleener
Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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Bailedbailed

I thought this sounded really interesting, but I just couldn't get into it. I tried. It was just mundane stories about this guy's grandparents. Too boring for me. Moving on . . .

cathysaid Agreed. I like most of what Chabon writes but not this one. Nope. 2y
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Copwithabook
Moonglow | Michael Chabon
Panpan

I listened to this one instead of reading, and now I‘m wondering if I would have enjoyed it more if I had a physical copy to read. It jumped around in time A LOT, which threw me for a loop. And sometimes if felt like the author was trying too hard to be poetic in his descriptions. It just wasn‘t my cup of tea.

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BookishTrish
Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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That utterly random moment when you notice that every author on your bedside table ends in -N

jessijames You might have an addiction to pens when your eyes glance past all these beautiful books to the Frixion pen! I love those. 😂🤦‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️ #teacheraddictions 2y
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BookishTrish
Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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@cobwebmoth ...and the #blinddatewithabook is Michael Chabon's Moonglow! My husband has already got his eye on it. THANK YOU SO MUCH, LAURA!

cobwebmoth You're welcome. I hope you enjoy! 2y
BookishTrish @cobwebmoth AN EDITH WHARTON I HAVEN'T READ YET!!!! ❤️❤️🎉❤️❤️ 2y
AmyG I thought this was a wonderful book. 2y
BookishTrish @AmyG I'm so looking forward to it. I loved Kavalier and Clay and 2y
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Copwithabook
Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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Help Littens! I‘m maybe half way through this audio and so tempted to bail on it. I usually love memoirs but this one is uninspiring and boring so far. Should I keep going? Has anyone else read this? #tobailornottobail

Wife I bailed on the audiobook. I did leave it on my TBR to maybe try in print someday. 2y
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NCNY
Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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Pickpick

Michael Chabon is such a wonderful storyteller. I have no idea how much of this book is real but it doesn't matter. His affection for his grandfather is obvious and touching. Lovely.

minkyb Exactly! 2y
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Cinfhen
Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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#AlltheBooksOf2017 #FavoriteNewcharacters Here are three guys who found a place in my heart this reading year...Cyril from HIF, Leo from History of Love & the protagonist of Michel Chabon‘s semi autobiographical novel Moonglow ❤️❤️❤️ I have a soft spot for grumpy old man, who are really just misunderstood teddy bears 🐻 These celebs are sort of who I imagined as I read these novels.... Conan O‘ Brien, Jerry Stiller & Lee Cobb. Images from Google

KarenUK Leo! 💕💕💕💕.... Love your casting! (edited) 2y
Billypar This may be the first time I've seen Lee Cobb mentioned outside of discussion about one of his films. Great actor- looks like you got a pic from one of his nicer characters 🙂 2y
Cinfhen Ha!!! @Billypar he just screams 1950's old time Jewish gangster 😉 2y
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Billypar @Cinfhen Nice...I can see it! I think when I do read Moonglow it will be impossible not to picture him now. 2y
Cinfhen It's a crazzzy read @Billypar definitely on my #BestList2017 can't wait for you to read it... 2y
Mdargusch Good casting! 2y
Hollie I also loved Ove, so I definitely have a soft spot for these types of men, too! 2y
erzascarletbookgasm I have not read any of these! Interesting casting 🙂 2y
Cinfhen I read Ove in 2016 @Hollie but I loved him too!!! I kept referring to Leo Gursky from History of Love as the “Jewish Ove” 😍😂 2y
Booksnchill @cinfhen well that‘s a couple more to add to the stack- nice post, thanks! 2y
amycollard I loved Heart‘s Invisible Furies so much! 2y
Hollie @Cinfhen Leo Gursky was such a good character. He definitely was the Jewish Ove! 2y
emilyhaldi Good choices! Cyril is a no-brained as one of my favs this year too ❤️ 2y
Reviewsbylola I feel like I imagine Jerry Stiller in my head whenever I read about a funny, grumpy old man. 😂😂 2y
EvieBee Jerry Stiller is spot on! That‘s the way I imagined him, and he‘s Jewish! 2y
Cinfhen Thanks @EvieBee @Reviewsbylola Jerry Stiller will always be the "funny, grumpy old man" and such an iconic "Jewish" figure 2y
Cathythoughts 👍❤️❤️ I think I‘ve only seen Jerry Stiller in Seinfeld, but I loved his role in this so much. Excellent (edited) 2y
britt_brooke Nice choices! 2y
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DHill
Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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1) Sagittarius 2) Donated clothes to kids in foster care 3) Moonglow 4) No plans
5) #Friyayintro 💕 @jess.how

howjessreads ✋🏽Sagittarius! 2y
DHill Back atcha @jess.how 😊 2y
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DennisJacobRosenfeld
Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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Combating the gray autumn morning the only way possible. English breakfast muffins, Chanson française on the stereo, a cup of coffee, and a great book. I‘m halfway through Moonglow and so far it‘s rivaling my favorite Chabon book, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. Life doesn‘t get much better on a Saturday morning.

TrishB Sounds lovely 👍 2y
sisilia What a nice cover! I loved Moonglow, too... and am hoping to read Kavalier soon 2y
DennisJacobRosenfeld @sisilia Kavalier is amazing! 2y
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TracyReadsBooks
Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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Being out and about for much of the day requires a book for the quiet moments that appear every so often. Never leave home without a book!

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Jess7
Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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#UncannyOctober- #Moon - #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, marriage, desire ... and above all the destructive impact and power of keeping secrets and telling lies.” #TBR

Is anyone else having trouble writing captions since the new iPhone update??? I can‘t see the screen I‘m typing on! 🤦🏻‍♀️ #litsyneedsanupdate #iphoneupdateneeded

Laughterhp Yes! It is very annoying and I can‘t figure out how to fix it. 2y
Jess7 You should report it to #litsy. I shook my phone and reported it, but I‘m sure the more people that complain the faster they will release an update to fix the problem! Ugh it‘s very annoying! I wanted to include a description of this book, but there is no way I can write more than a couple sentences with it like this! @Laughterhp Also it‘s only with the captions, not the comments. (edited) 2y
MrsMalaprop Yes! I thought it might just be me. Will report it too. @Laughterhp @Jess7 2y
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emilyhaldi Oh phew! I thought that it was just me & had no idea what I was doing wrong 😂 2y
Jess7 @emilyhaldi please shake your phone and report it. Let them know since the new iPhone update - we can‘t see our screen to type out captions. It doesn‘t seem to be impacting comments - just captions. Hopefully they will fix it ASAP if enough people complain. 2y
britt_brooke I've held out on doing the update because of the Litsy issues. I've heard that a work around is to write your caption first then add your photo. 2y
Jess7 That‘s super annoying! Mine automatically updated last night. 😒 Thanks for the tip. I would think once Litsy finds out this is a pervasive problem for its iPhone users it will fix it. I just hope enough people report it. @britt_brooke (edited) 2y
Izai.Amorim A way around it is to write first and add the picture when you‘re done. If you insert the picture first you can‘t see the text. At least that‘s the way on my iPod. 2y
Jess7 Thanks @Izai.Amorim I may try that in the interim, but I‘m hoping if you, me and enough people tell Litsy about the problem, they should be able to issue an update to fix this issue. I‘m sure it‘s like anything else - Litsy needs to know how many people this is impacting so they can decide whether it‘s enough to fix the problem on a large scale. (edited) 2y
ItsAngel @Jess7 Yessss! I wondered if it was just me and maybe I was doing something wrong. So dang annoying! 😒 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I got a notice pop-up that they‘re working on fixing this. 2y
Jess7 Me too - just now @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled 2y
Izai.Amorim @Jess7 I think they know. Just got a message from them saying that they‘re „working on it.“ Probably read your thread? Anyway I was told what I already knew, first text, then picture. 2y
Jess7 @Izai.Amorim thanks - I know - I received a msg from them when @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled did - I just didn‘t update my original post. Thanks! 2y
Jess7 I can‘t really update it right now anyway - it‘s too difficult to edit without being able to see my wording to select it etc - but yes, I understand they are working on it. I‘m hoping it gets fixed soon. If it starts working for anyone in the interim, please let me know. Thanks! 2y
Liberty You get a treat for guessing correctly! Please email your name and mailing address to Liberty at Book Riot dot com and I'll send you a treat! 2y
Jess7 Oh awesome! Thanks @Liberty !!! 🎉🎉🎉 2y
Jess7 Did you get my email @Liberty 2y
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mrozzz
Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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Another stellar night on the books (heh 😁) at Emma Straub's Brooklyn store, this time with Emma herself has the moderator.

I had no idea that Chabon was such a personable nerd. 💗Got to get to this one sooner than later!! It's been on my shelf for almost a year........

MrBook 😱😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
mrozzz @MrBook that sums it up ☺️ 2y
Jess7 Sooo cool! 2y
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kspenmoll 📚🎉 2y
Yeah_I_Read So cool! 2y
BarbaraBB Cool signature! 2y
mrozzz @BarbaraBB he drew a little moon!! 🌘 2y
mrozzz @Jess7 @kspenmoll @Yeah_I_Read he's SOOO cool. (Emma too 🙂) usually I get a little antsy sitting there for too long but I didn't this time. It was such a pleasure to listen to his process. 2y
AmyG Wow!!! 2y
mrozzz @AmyG 😁 2y
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seebiscan
Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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Michael Chabon AND Emma Straub!

In NYC for a very long work trip (2 weeks!), but it does mean that I got to go to Straub's bookstore Books are Magic to see the two of them in conversation! An excellent way to spend a Tuesday night.

BarbaraBB I saw this pic in my timeline already! Did you meet up with @mrozzz ? 2y
mrozzz Ha! So cool!! I was there too ☺️ @BarbaraBB hope you enjoy NY @seebiscan 👌🏻 (edited) 2y
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seebiscan @mrozzz Ahh, too bad we didn't realize we were both there! Are there any other cool bookstores I should check out while I'm here (aside from the Strand)? 📚 2y
mrozzz YES. There is Greenlight (2 locations) in Brooklyn and in Manhattan there are McNally Jackson, Book Culture, The Westsider (used- and beautiful), 192 Books, Posman, Housing Works... 😄 2y
seebiscan @mrozzz Perfect, thanks! 😊 2y
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KimM
Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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The only way Southerners know it's Fall. 🏈🏈🏈 Its still close to 90 outside ☀️

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KimM
Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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This quote is everything 💜💕💜

ClairesReads Yes!!!!! 2y
Cinfhen This book had so many brilliant lines 2y
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KimM
Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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#currentlyreading My first Chabon ❤️

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Yossarian
Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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It's a beautiful day to read outside, except for this one damned fly that keeps landing on my Nook and turning the page or -- here-- looking up the word "about" in the internal dictionary.

peaknit 😂😂 2y
TheBookDream 😆 2y
Leftcoastzen Fly education!very ambitious considering his /her lifespan.🤣 2y
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Reviewsbylola 😂😂😂😂 2y
Jinjer 🤣🤣🤣 2y
Mimi28 Kill it!! 2y
Mimi28 Lol 😆 2y
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ClairesReads
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Pickpick

Yes yes Chabon is back and he is on fire. Moonglow is a book that commands you to suspend disbelief, expertly blurring the lines between memoir and novel. I was so enthralled I didn't care where the truth begun or ended. At its heart, Moonglow is a book about identity, memory, family, mental health, the things that make us who we are, the people who populate our lives, and most of all the things we say and the things we don't. I was mesmerised.

Cinfhen Great review! I really enjoyed this one☝🏾 2y
Simona 😻😻😻Majestic kitty❣️ 2y
mdhughes72 I have a pic that looks very similar to this one! 2y
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ClairesReads
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😭❤️💯

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ClairesReads
Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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It's been 2 weeks and I'm still reading this which is annoying. Life is interrupting my reading of this fabulous book.

DrexEdit I hate when that happens. 2y
ClairesReads @DrexEdit it's definitely a first world problem but it's one of the worst in my opinion 😂☠️ 2y
Reviewsbylola I hate when that happens too. I lose interest when I lose momentum like that. 2y
ClairesReads @Reviewsbylola yes same! I struggle if anything takes me more than a week. Even though I'm really enjoying it, it takes time to get back into it everytime I sit down to read. So annoying 2y
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ClairesReads
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80 pages in and in love with this book. Chabon is life.

KVanRead Loved this one. 2y
ClairesReads @KVanRead I'm loving it too! Such great writing 2y
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ClairesReads
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Oh yes...what a way to start. Nothing like a bit of genre bending, unreliable narration...

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ClairesReads
Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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Book Club- August #bibliophilebabes

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goodbyefrancie
Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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Just starting this one on audio since I'm working today.

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JenP
Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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And here's the black and white pile. Thanks to @BarbaraBB for the tag! #bookColorTag

BarbaraBB Wow, classy picture! 😍 2y
JenP @BarbaraBB thanks, you are too kind! 2y
Cinfhen Did you read Moonglow? What did you think??? 2y
JenP @Cinfhen not yet 2y
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Happiestwhenreading
Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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Mehso-so

I wanted to like this one. But it just got too long and boring and I couldn't find the purpose. Regardless, there were some great passages and the writing is good, so it's not a total fail for me.

Cinfhen This was a quirky read but I ended up loving it...even though it got muddled at times 2y
Happiestwhenreading @Cinfhen I had such high hopes but it definitely fell flat for me. I was so bummed after investing that kind of time! 2y
Cinfhen Definitely not for everyone...it was my first time reading Chabon 2y
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DeborahSmall
Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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LeahBergen Don't mind me ... just reading the other titles on your shelves. 😄 3y
DeborahSmall @LeahBergen come on over 😘 3y
mjdowens So busted. I was reading the other titles too😂😂 3y
DeborahSmall @mjdowens @LeahBergen that's my favourite thing to do when look at Litsy pics😂 3y
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Ashley_Nicoletto
Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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Definition: library holds

1) The reason I can't keep up with my readalongs.
2) The most magical thing on earth.

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Currey
Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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Sigh, I loved to be in this amazing book. Although it is about the nature of truth versus fiction, and the essence of storytelling, the delight was simply being with these wonderfully flawed but deeply loved characters, over many of their life's episodes. Perhaps not a masterpiece because it explained nothing, nor resolved anything, yet such masterful writing. I will miss it. And reading it by the light of the strawberry moon was a delight🍓🌕

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CherylDeFranceschi
Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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We are truly blessed- there are so many #attractiveauthors to choose from. I could literally post all day long. Here are several of my favorite authors (because of their words!)- Sam Shepard, Martin Amis, Michael Chabon and Neil Himself, with a panda! #junebookbugs

saresmoore "With a panda!" ? 3y
erzascarletbookgasm Gaiman!💗 He can also qualify for #attractivevoiceauthor. 😁 @RealLifeReading a possible photo challenge?? 😅 3y
batsy Chabon 😍 3y
DebinHawaii Great picks! 👍👍 3y
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Lissa00
Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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I have been reading this book forever! From what I understand, this is a semi-autobiographical account of Michael Chabon's family. Mostly following his grandfather and his exploits in WWII, in building rockets and his marriage. This is incredibly slow and jumps around too much, but is beautifully written. In reminds me a little of A God In Ruins. I recommend this book, but don't try to read it quickly.

Reviewsbylola That's why I haven't read this yet. 3y
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