Books by Michael Chabon and Complete Book Reviews

Michael Chabon, Author Random House Inc $27.95 (656p) ISBN 978-0-679-45004-7
This epic novel about the glory years of the American comic book (1939-1954) fulfills all the promise of Chabon's two earlier novels (The Mysteries of Pittsburgh; Wonder Boys) and two collections of short stories (A Model World; Werewolves in Their...
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Michael Chabon, Author Picador USA $14 (368p) ISBN 978-0-312-14094-6
Chabon's long-awaited follow-up to The Mysteries of Pittsburgh concerns the antics of a self-destructive middle-aged novelist who is suffering from a sustained case of writer's block. (Feb.)
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Michael Chabon, Author Villard Books $23 (368p) ISBN 978-0-679-41588-6
Mixing comic--even slapstick--events with the serious theme of bright promise gone awry, Chabon has produced an impeccably constructed novel that sparkles with inventiveness and wit neatly permeated with rue. The once-promising eponymous ``wonder...
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Michael Chabon, Author . Harper $24.99 (306p) ISBN 978-0-06-149018-7
An entertaining omnibus of opinionated essays previously published mostly in Details magazine spotlights novelist Chabon's (The Yiddish Policemen's Union ) model of being an attentive, honest father and a fairly observant Jew. Living in...
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Michael Chabon. Harper, $28.99 (448p) ISBN 978-0-06-222555-9
Chabon’s (Telegraph Avenue) charming and elegantly structured novel is presented as a memoir by a narrator named Mike who shares several autobiographical details with Chabon (for one, they’re both novelists who live in the Bay Area). Mike’s memoir...
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Michael Chabon, Author . Dark Horse $8.95 (0p) ISBN 978-1-59307-164-6
Bursting onto the scene after what must be the greatest—and most literary—publicity campaign ever mounted for a superhero, Chabon's Escapist is ready to do battle with the forces of evil and free all innocents held in the clutches of
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Michael Chabon, Author . Hyperion $8.95 (500p) ISBN 978-0-7868-1615-6
Following the death of his mother, a boy moves with this father to an island, where a mystical baseball scout recruits him for a special mission and escorts him through a gateway to a series of interconnected worlds. In a starred review, PW said...
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Michael Chabon, Author Harper Perennial $13 (304p) ISBN 978-0-06-097212-7
First-novelist Chabon, with ``distinctive vision'' and ``an elegiac, graceful style,'' spins a story about alienated youth that, while serving up some familiar details of sex, alcohol and drugs, ``fully engages the reader in the lives of an...
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Michael Chabon, Author Random House (NY) $22.95 (224p) ISBN 978-0-679-41587-9
Applying his ironic talents to even darker material than in previous outings, Chabon has produced a winning collection of nine stories. Failed marriages haunt almost all the protagonists; personal disasters, depressive malaise and sexual violence...
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Michael Chabon. Harper, $27.99 (480p) ISBN 978-0-06-149334-8
Virtuosity” is the word most commonly associated with Chabon, and if Telegraph Avenue, the latest from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Yiddish Policeman’s Union, is at first glance less conceptual than its predecessors, the sentences are no
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Michael Chabon, Author . HarperCollins $26.95 (432p) ISBN 978-0-00-714982-7
[Signature] Reviewed by Jess Walter They are the "frozen Chosen," two million people living, dying and kvetching in Sitka, Alaska, the temporary homeland established for displaced World War II Jews in Chabon's ambitious and...
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Michael Chabon, Author . Fourth Estate $16.95 (131p) ISBN 978-0-06-076340-4
Initially published in the Paris Review in 2003, Chabon's first significant adult fiction since his Pulitzer-winning The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay (2000) continues his sophisticated, if here somewhat skewed, appropriation of pop...
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Michael Chabon, Author Harper Perennial $13 (208p) ISBN 978-0-380-71099-7
Chabon, acclaimed author of The Mysteries of Pittsburgh , offers a collection of understated, ironic tales about people seeking acceptance. Nine of the stories first appeared in the New Yorker. (Mar.)
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Michael Chabon, Author , read by the author. HighBridge $39.95 (, unabridged, 12 CDs, 15 hours, $39.95 ISBN ) ISBN 1-56511-721-2
Pulitzer Prize–winner Chabon (The Adventures of Kavalier & Clay) admirably steps up to the plate as a rookie audiobook performer on this top-drawer recording of his first novel for children. The generously detailed story of young Ethan...
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Michael Chabon, Author William Morrow & Company $18.95 (207p) ISBN 978-0-688-09553-6
An exceptional collection of short stories follows Chabon's well received debut novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh . These subtly ironic tales have a brevity and clarity that allows Chabon's bittersweet observations to hit home. Understatement is...
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Michael Chabon, Author . McSweeney's $24 (222p) ISBN 978-1-932416-89-3
You would hardly think, reading Chabon's new book of essays, that he won the Pulitzer Prize for a book about comics. Rather, he is bitter and defensive about his love for genre fiction such as mysteries and comic books. Serious writers, he says,
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Michael Chabon, Author, Michael Chabon, Read by , read by the author. Harper Audio $34.99 (0p) ISBN 978-0-06-184237-5
Chabon delivers a polished, subtle, and enjoyable rendition of his first major work of nonfiction. In plumbing his own experiences as husband and father of four to explore masculinity in all its messiness and promise, Chabon offers a powerful paean...
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Michael Chabon, illus. by Jake Parker. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-06-191462-1
Chabon (Summerland) ventures into picture books with a tongue-in-cheek superhero story that soars, thanks to energetic and slick illustrations by comics artist Parker. Awesome Man, speaking in companionable slang, describes how he battles villains...
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Michael Chabon and Brian K. Vaughn. Dark Horse, $19.99 (176p) ISBN 978-1-50670-403-6
Vaughan (Saga) takes a playful metafictional approach to imagining the rebirth of a classic comics hero, set within the world of Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. Chabon opens the volume with a prose introduction in which his Sam...
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Edited by Ayelet Waldman and Michael Chabon. Harper Perennial, $16.99 trade paper (448p) ISBN 978-0-06-243178-3
Authors Waldman and Chabon, together with the Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence, a group of former soldiers who served in the West Bank and Gaza, have compiled a hefty volume of essays about life in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories. The...
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Matt Fraction, Fabio Moon, Michael Chabon, and Gabriel Bá. Image, $9.99 trade paper (136p) ISBN 978-1-63215-477-4
Fraction’s spy Casanova Quinn returns with a case of amnesia and a new identity: Quentin Cassaday, chauffeur and assistant to the wealthy and mysterious Mr. Boutique, who is also an amnesiac. With that in mind the two agree to investigate each other’
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Michael Chabon, Author, William Joyce, Illustrator . Hyperion/Talk Miramax $22.95 (510p) ISBN 978-0-7868-0877-9
In his debut novel for young readers, Pulitzer Prize winner Chabon (The Adventures of Kavalier & Clay) hits a high-flying home run, creating a vivid fantasy where baseball is king. Following the death of his mother, 11-year-old Ethan Feld and...
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Michael Chabon, read by David Colacci. Brilliance Audio, unabridged, 22 CDs, 26.5 hrs., $24.99 ISBN 978-1-4558-8299-1
Narrator David Colacci delivers a lively and entertaining reading of Chabon’s tale of loyalty, love, and comic books. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the novel charts the lives of Sammy “Clay” Klayman and Josef Kavalier, two distant cousins brought...
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Michael Chabon, Author, Peter Riegert, Performed by , read by Peter Riegert. HarperAudio $39.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-06-082356-6
Chabon’s storytelling, in this alternate history of a world where Jews were settled in Alaska after World War II, is vivid enough, with inventive metaphors packed in like tapestry threads, but Peter Riegert’s versatile voice makes the...
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Michael Chabon, Author, Andre Braugher, Read by , read by Andre Braugher. Random House Audio $24.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-7393-5789-7
The odd bond between the young Frank Zelikman and the older, dark-skinned giant, Amram, serves as the basis for Chabon's short novel about life, war and religion in the 10th century. Wandering along the Silk Road, using both knowledge and trickery...
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Michael Chabon, Author, Gary Gianni, Illustrator . Del Rey $21.95 (204p) ISBN 978-0-345-50174-5
Pulitzer Prize winner–Chabon (The Yiddish Policemen's Union ) recreates 10th-century Khazaria, “the fabled kingdom of wild red-haired Jews on the western shore of the Caspian Sea,” in this sprightly historical adventure....
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Michael Chabon. Harper Perennial, $16.99 trade paper (192p) ISBN 978-0-06-285129-1
Pulitzer Prize–winner Chabon (Pops) presents a collection of brief but insightful essays, most of them introductions or afterwards (“outros”) to his own and others’ books. Selections from the latter category reflect his fascination with genre...
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Michael Chabon. Harper, $19.99 (144p) ISBN 978-0-06-283462-1
Pulitzer-winning novelist Chabon (Moonglow) brings together a deeply affecting collection of essays that scrutinize and celebrate the complexities of relationships between fathers and their children. Selections range from the quietly heartbreaking,...
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