From The New York Times: "[Michael] Chabon has constructed an amazingly rich, emotionally detailed story that addresses his perennial themes — about fathers and sons, husbands and wives, and the consolations of art — while reaching outward to explore the relationship between time past and time present, the weight (or lightness, as the case may be) of history, and the possibility of redemption and forgiveness."
It's the opening night of the Jewish Literary Festival, and they've landed quite a coup: Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Chabon reading from his new extremely well-received novel, "Telegraph Avenue: A Novel." A reception will follow the reading, where the author will also sign books. Come on out and support this great festival in this interesting venue!
Tickets are needed and cost $25, or $20 if you are a student, senior or DCJCC member. Get further details on the event and purchase tickets at this link.
Michael Chabon is the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Wonder Boys, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Summerland (a novel for children), The Final Solution, The Yiddish Policemen's Union, and Gentlemen of the Road; as well as the short story collections A Model World and Werewolves in Their Youth; and the essay collections Maps and Legends and Manhood for Amateurs.
Sponsored by Tamara and Harry Handelsman
Also from the Times: "The result is a novel with the grooviest soundtrack since 'High Fidelity': the jazz, funk, soul, R&B and rock ’n’ roll that thumps through this volume is a Proustian madeleine for the characters in this book, linking their present lives to their adolescent passions, and the Berkeley of 2004 to the Oakland of the ’70s, when Huey Newton and the Black Panthers held sway."