Salon@615 with Michael Chabon author of Moonglow

Parnassus Books is thrilled to welcome Michael Chabon for a discussion of his new book Moonglow as a part of our Salon@615speaker series.

Ticket Information:

This salon is a free, ticketed event. A limited number of auditorium tickets will be available on-site 30 minutes before show time on the event date. Advance auditorium tickets are limited and guarantee a seat in the auditorium. Visit Salon@615.org to buy tickets or for more information. Arrive early for the on-site ticket line. Once auditorium seats have been filled, guests will be accommodated in alternative viewing locations.  As a Salon patron, you will receive a 10% discount!  

About Moonglow:.

In 1989, fresh from the publication of his first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Michael Chabon traveled to his mother’s home in Oakland, California, to visit his terminally ill grandfather. Tongue loosened by powerful painkillers, memory stirred by the imminence of death, Chabon’s 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.

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 impact—and the creative power—of keeping secrets and telling lies.


About Michael Chabon

Michael Chabon is the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize—winning author of The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, A Model World, Wonder Boys, Werewolves in Their Youth, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Summerland, The Final Solution, The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, Maps & Legends, Gentlemen of the Road, Telegraph Avenue, and the picture book The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife, the novelist Ayelet Waldman, and their children.

About Salon@615:

Salon@615 presents bestselling authors free to the public through a unique partnership between the Nashville Public LibraryHumanities TennesseeBookPageParnassus Books and the Nashville Public Library Foundation. Together, we nurture and celebrate the literary life of Nashville by presenting author talks and book signings to our community.

Since its inception in early 2011, Salon@615 has become a regular and vital author reading series on Nashville’s cultural calendar.

Event date: 
Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
Nashville Public Library
615 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37219
Books: 
Moonglow: A Novel By Michael Chabon Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062225559
Availability: Availability to be confirmed
Published: Harper - November 22nd, 2016