A “work of fictional nonfiction,” this inventive book reveals, in stunning prose, the story of Chabon’s grandfather, a man who said little in his lifetime but grew loquacious during his last week of life due to pain medication and revealed previously unshared memories about war, sex, marriage and model rocketry. It is the latest of Chabon’s captivating fiction, which includes The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Wonder Boys, The Yiddish Policemen’s Union and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize in Literature. The evening will feature a conversation with Writers & Books Executive Director Kyle Semmel.
The Lane Dworkin Jewish Book Festival exists to create a showcase for Jewish authors and/or books of Jewish content. In so doing, the Festival promotes awareness, appreciation, and pride in the diversity of the Jewish people; strengthens community consciousness of Jewish identity, history, and culture; and provides a community forum to stimulate dynamic and provocative dialogue.
Opening Night and Dessert Reception.
7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 5
Michael Chabon, Moonglow.
$18 JCC members & Writers & Books members