Book Discussion: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles (McMW)

6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
McMahon Wintonbury Library
Adult Reading Room

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A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

He can’t leave his hotel. You won’t want to.


In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery.

Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count’s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.



All readers are welcome.  Copies of the book are available at the library.   Registration is appreciated. 

Event Type(s): Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adults
Sheila McCallum
(860) 242-0041

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