SBE Jewish Book Club

JEWISH BOOK CLUB UPDATE

Books and Schedule (All meetings at 7:30 pm at synagogue because of its accessibility)

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  • Moonglow by Michael Chabon (non-fiction)

    Michael Chabon’s new book is described on the title page as “a novel,” in an author’s note as a “memoir” and in the acknowledgments as a “pack of lies.” This is neither as confusing nor as devious as it might sound, since “Moonglow” is less a self-conscious postmodern high-wire act than an easygoing hybrid of forms. Chabon has what sounds like a mostly true story to tell — about characters whose only names are “my grandmother” and “my grandfather,” and also about mental illness, snake hunting, the Holocaust and rocket science — and he may not have wanted to be bound too tightly by the constraints of literal accuracy in telling it. At the same time, he has shaken loose the formal conventions of fiction, liberating himself in particular from the tyranny of plot.