Monday, March 16, 2020 at the end of the business day, ALL locations of
the Alcona County Library are CLOSED to the public until further
The closure of the libraries
is in response to public health and safety concerns, and to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. The Alcona County Library hopes to be proactive and
avoid any further spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Further updates will be available on library.alcona.lib.mi.us and the library’s Facebook site.
A modern classic, now in a welcome new edition,Wonder Boysfirmly established Michael Chabon as a force to be reckoned with in American fiction. At once a deft parody of the American fame factory and a piercing portrait of young and old desire, this novel introduces two unforgettable characters: Grady Tripp, a former publishing prodigy now lost in a fog of pot and passion and stalled in the midst of his endless second book, and Grady's student, James Leer, a budding writer obsessed with Hollywood self-destruction and struggling with his own searching heart. All those who love Michael Chabon'sThe Yiddish Policemen's Unionand his Pulitzer Prize-winningThe Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Claywill find the same elegant imagination, bold humor, and undeniable warmth at work inWonder Boys. "[A] wise, wildly funny story . . . Chabon is a flat-out wonderful writer-- evocative and inventive, pointed and poignant." --Chicago Tribune "Whether making us laugh or making us feel the breathtaking impermanence of things, Michael Chabon keeps us wide awake and reading." --All Things Considered "Beguiling and wickedly smart . . . There is first-rate satirical farce in Chabon's novel but essentially it is something rarer: satirical comedy." --Los Angeles Times Book Review From the Trade Paperback edition.