Moonglow Resources

Resources from the Jewish Community Library

Discussion questions from the Jewish Community Library

Guide to themes in Moonglow and timeline of events from the Jewish Community Library

Moonglow or Gaslight? Thinking about Truth, Fiction, and the Contract between Reader and Writer from the Jewish Community Library

Selected Moonglow Reviews and Articles

     Chabon, Safran Foer, and the Great American Jewish Novel, by Ari Hoffman, Lehrhaus, Mary 15, 2017

     The Question of What We Do With Our Past by Mymes Werntz, In All Things, May 5, 2017

     The True Meaning of Nostalgia by Michael Chabon, The New Yorker, March 25, 2017

     Bethanne Patrick on Moonglow on the National Book Critics Circle blog, March 1, 2017

      Review of Moonglow by Marty Roth, Jewish Currents, February 18, 2017

      Michael Chabon’s Novel 'Moonglow' Illuminates as Much as It Obscures by Andrew Esensten, Haaretz, January 24, 2017

      Michael Chabon, Daniel Gordis Among Big Winners at 2016 National Jewish Book Awards, Haaretz, January 12, 2017

      Moonglow -– much more than a memoir by Alex Preston, The Guardian, January 10, 2017

      Michael Chabon’s ‘Moonglow’ explores the ‘unbreakable habit of loss by Steven Whitton, The Anniston Star, January 1, 2017

      In His Expansive New Novel, Michael Chabon Blurs the Line Between Fact and Fiction by Robert Christgau, The Village Voice, December 7, 2016

      The Scheherazade of the East Bay by Katy Waldman, Slate, November 30, 2016

      Wonder Boy Michael Chabon Grows Up in 'Moonglow' by Talya Zax, The Forward, November 25, 2016

      Michael Chabon’s Age of Heroes by Sam Sacks, The Wall Street Journal, November 25, 2016

      Michael Chabon’s ‘Moonglow’ an ingenious, intoxicating fictional memoir by David Wright, The Seattle Times, November 24, 2016

      Michael Chabon and his new novel, 'Moonglow' by Kate Tuttle, The Los Angeles Times, November 24, 2016

      Shattering pain by Elaine Margolin, The Jerusalem Post, November 24, 2016

      Magical family narrative’ drives Michael Chabon’s latest novel by Robert Nagler Miller, The J Weekly, November 23, 2016

      Rocketing through memory by Diane Cole, The Jewish Week, November 23, 2016

      Chabon's 'Moonglow' reflects Jewish experience by Kevin Nance, USA Today, November 22, 2016

      Michael Chabon's 'Moonglow' is a cunning dance with autobiography by Ron Charles, The Washington Post, November 21, 2016

      Michael Chabon's Blurred Lines by Gal Beckerman, The New Republic, November 21, 2016

      Michael Chabon Sees the Future by Juliet Litman, The Ringer, November 21, 2016

      In “Moonglow,” Michael Chabon Builds a Scale Model of the Broken World by Cody Dellstraty, The New Yorker, November 20, 2016

      Michael Chabon Returns With a Searching Family Saga by A.O. Scott, The New York Times, November 20, 2016

      'Moonglow' by Michael Chabon by Alexis Burling, San Francisco Chronicle, November 18. 2016

      Michael Chabon’s Apollo Mission to the Past by Adam Kirsch, Tablet, November 16. 2016

      The Past, the Future, and Michael Chabon’s Moonglow by Erik Henriksen, The Portland Mercury, November 16. 2016

      In Michael Chabon’s ‘Moonglow,’ Deathbed Stories Illuminate an Era by Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times, November 14. 2016

Moonglow-related Multimedia

      Michael Chabon and Richard Price on Plot, Secular Judaism, and Remembering to Make Stuff Up on the New York Public Library Podcast, December 27, 2016 (audio)

      The Book Chemist reviews Moonglow, December 15, 2016 (video)

      The Audio Book Club Basks in Moonglow, Slate, December 12, 2016 (audio)

      Michael Chabon, Politics and Prose Bookstore (Washington DC), December 6, 2016 (video)

      Michael Chabon and Ann Patchett in conversation, Nashville Public Library, December 4, 2016 (video)

      A Story Within a Story Within a Story: Michael Chabon on WWII, Politics and More, on the Leonard Lopate Show Book Club, November 30, 2016 (video)

      Michael Chabon in conversation with Peter Orner at the Jewish Community of San Francisco, November 29, 2016 (video)

      Michael Chabon blends fact and fiction to create ‘a truth,’ on PBS NewsHour, November 25, 2016 (video)

      Michael Chabon's 'Moonglow' Shines With Insight And Fantastic Storytelling by Maureen Corrigan, National Public Radio, November 23, 2016 (audio)

      Ron Charles wants to make America read again with 'Moonglow' for The Washington Post, November 21, 2016 (video)

      Michael Chabon in conversation with Leonard Lopate, WNYC, November 21, 2016 (audio)

      Interview with Michael Chabon for National Public Radio, November 19, 2016 (audio)

      Inside The New York Times Book Review: Michael Chabon’s ‘Moonglow’ for The New York Times, November 18, 2016 (audio)

      Michael Chabon shares the photographs that inspired his new novel Moonglow in Entertainment Weekly, September 22, 2016

On Wernher von Braun and Operation Paperclip

      Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program That Brought Nazi Scientists to America, C-SPAN, February 17, 2014 (streaming video)

      Behind the secret plan to bring Nazi scientists to US by Maureen Callahan, New York Post, February 1, 2014

      Wernher von Braun: History's most controversial figure? by Amy Shira Teitel, Al-Jazeera, May 3, 2013

      Remembering Wernher von Braun from Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, March 23, 2012

      The Hunt for Nazi Scientists, WNET, October 2008 (streaming video)

      Interview with Michael J. Neufeld, author of Von Braun: Dreamer of Space/Engineer of War, Deutsche Welle, November 29, 2007

Favorite versions of the song Moonglow

      Moonglow performed by Billie Holiday, 1952

      Moonglow performed by Artie Shaw and his Orchestra, 1941

      Moonglow performed by the Benny Goodman Quartet, 1936

      Moonglow performed by the Duke Ellington Orchestra, 1934

      Moonglow performed by Ethel Waters, 1934

      Moonglow performed by Joe Venuti and his Orchestra, 1933 (first recording of the song)