Moonglow A novel

Michael Chabon

Sound recording - 2016

A man bears witness to his grandfather's deathbed confessions, which reveal his family's long-buried history and his involvement in a mail-order novelty company, World War II, and the space program.

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[New York, NY] : Harper Audio, HarperCollins Publishers [2016]
Main Author
Michael Chabon (author)
Other Authors
George Newbern, 1964- (narrator)
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Physical Description
12 audio discs (approximately 14 hr, 45 min) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in
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