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A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel by Amor Towles

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Best Seller Fiction (400 pgs)

Amor Towles A Gentlemen in Moscow describes a big life in a seemingly small world and paints a vibrant picture of Soviet history from 1922 through 1954. In this captivating story, Towles tells a tale of the triumph of goodness over cruelty and hopefulness over despair. This book was identified as a marvelous book to curl up with on a wintry night.

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 hotels 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 counts endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.

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