Sun, Oct 15 2017
by Michael Chabon
Oct. 15 9:30 am
Temple Shalom Religious School
Washington Post, NPR, and Amazon Editors’ Best Book of the Year Winner
A sweeping work which constructs a broad tapestry of Jewish life both here and abroad during the last century through a dying man’s fragments of memory and hallucinations. The novel takes us from the 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.” 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 inventive.