Amor Towles is a New York Bestselling Author and more than half a million readers have fallen in love with ‘A Gentleman in Moscow’.
This novel will transport you to 1922 where a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel. Talk about Hotel California right?! He can’t leave his hotel. You won’t want to.
In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unashamed aristocrat and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel in Moscow. Rostov has never worked a day in his life and now lives in an attic room where he witnesses the Russian history unfold. As the year’s pass, the count finds himself on a path to emotional recovery. He never complains about his confinement and even entertains guests. And as time goes by he even finds himself acting as the father to a young girl.
You can sit back and watch the characters grow and come to life through the course of the novel. Laden with humor and an unraveling storyline this novel casts a spell and provides a deeper understanding on purpose and life.
Amor Towles graduated from from Stanford University and his first novel, Rules of Civility, published in 2011, was a New York Times bestseller and was ranked by the Wall Street Journal as one of the best books of 2011. A Gentleman in Moscow is also a New York Times bestseller and ranked as one of the best books of 2016. Both novels have been translated into over fifteen languages.
If you’re a lover of ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ or historical fiction you don’t want to give this one a miss!