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I'm going to read Michael Chabon's upcoming novel Telegraph Avenue, along with our fabulous host Emily at As The Crowe Flies and Reads plus a gaggle (a business? a clump?) of stellar bloggers for a July read-along!
Plus, by happy coincidence, I'll be trodding the titular Telegraph Ave. in Oakland/Berkeley just as our read-along wraps up, so my action step will be quite literal this time. That means fictional experience meets real life, inward meets outward travel: nifty, eh?
I've read and enjoyed a number of Chabon's books; his popular Wonder Boys and young adult read Summerland, which I listened to on CD, have endured as favorites in my memory. And I've explored Telegraph Avenue itself more than once in my day, so the locale appeals to me as well. I too grew up in the '70's so many of the pop culture references should hit home as well. So what's not to like about this unique opportunity to preview an accomplished author's latest?
I hope you'll stop by each Tuesday in July (and then blog-hop along with us) to check out the latest installments in what promises to be a thought-provoking discussion of this major novel, due out on shelves September 11, 2012.
Rockin' the MFB, '70's-style,
p.s. The first section is titled "Dream of Cream". What's your best guess on what it will refer to? I'm putting my money on that fabulous '60's rock group where Clapton landed after The Yardbirds. Wagers, anyone?